PM lays foundation stone for Bundelkhand Expressway; also launches 10,000 Farmers Producer Organisations
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today laid foundation stone for the Bundelkhand Expressway and launched the Har Ghar Jal Scheme to provide piped water to the households in Bundelkhand region.
Prime Minister also launched 10 thousand farmers Producer Organisations FPO all over the country on this occasion and distributed Kisan Credit Cards (KCC) to the beneficiaries of the PM-Kisan scheme.
Kisan Credt Card being given to the beneficiaries of PM Kisan scheme will help farmers in availing short term loan using these cards. A massive distribution drive is being held today during which KCCs will be issued to farmers at bank branches spread across the country.
Bundelkhand Expressway and Har Ghar Jal Yojna will be instrumental in solving the 2 major problems of Bundelakhand region that is drinking water and unemployment.
The proposed Bundelkhand expressway will not only connect this backward region to the national capital region but will also support the nodes of Bundelakhnd Defence industrial corridor.
Today launched farmers Producer Organisations FPOs will help small, marginal and landless farmers in order to give them access to technology, quality seed, fertilizers and pesticides including helping them in marketing of their products. The Centre will provide fund of Rs 15 lakh to each FPO.