PM Modi takes charge: Release of ‘Kisan Nidhi’ fund is first decision in 3rd term | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Day after taking oath for the historic third term at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office on Monday and signed his first file related to Kisan Samman Nidhi.
This will authorise the release of the 17th instalment of the scheme to benefit 9.3 crore farmers by disbursing around Rs 20,000 crores.
After signing the file, PM Modi said, “Ours is a government fully committed to Kisan Kalyan.It is therefore fitting that the first file signed on taking charge is related to farmer welfare. We want to keep working even more for the farmers and the agriculture sector in the times to come.”

Narendra Modi was, on Sunday, sworn in as Prime Minister for the third time, equalling Jawaharlal Nehru’s record of three straight terms in the top office.
With 72 members including him, Modi’s latest team is bigger than the previous two, and, contrary to speculation, he had little difficulty in putting together the council of ministers despite leading a coalition govt. TDP and JD (U), in particular, chose not to haggle, as was generally expected after voters denied BJP an absolute majority.
Top leaders from India’s neighbourhood and the Indian Ocean region — Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu, Bangladesh Premier Sheikh Hasina, Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Bhutanese PM Tshering Tobgay and Vice-President of Seychelles Ahmed Afif — were special guests at the function.
In addition to political leaders and eminent persons from different walks of life, members from the transgender community as well as sanitation workers and labourers, who were involved in the construction of the new parliament building, also attended the swearing-in ceremony of Modi and the new council of ministers.
Nearly 9,000 people were estimated to be present at the forecourts of the Rashtrapati Bhavan to witness the swearing-in ceremony.


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