Releases Over Rs 20,000 Crore To 100 Million Farmers Under PM-Kisan Scheme
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India would fight the Covid pandemic with full caution and vigilance, and protect its national interests.
Speaking at a virtual event to release funds under the PM-Kisan scheme, Modi also highlighted the achievements made by the country in 2021 across various sectors, including, health, defence and agriculture.
He also lauded the India’s achievement in providing over 145 crore doses of Covid vaccine.
The Prime Minister said coronavirus posed several challenges, but “corona cannot stop India’s pace”.
He stressed that India would fight the Covid pandemic with “full caution and vigilance” and would also protect its national interests.
Modi said that during the pandemic, additional food grains for free were provided to over 80 crore beneficiaries, which cost about Rs 2.6 lakh crore to the central exchequer.
He called upon farmers to adopt natural farming, saying there was a lot of demand for such agricultural products in the international market.