Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Tuesday (September 10) said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch three national level and two state level schemes from Jharkhand on September 12, according to media reports.
“The Prime Minister will launch three national and two state level schemes here on September 12. The first scheme is Kisan Mandhan Yojna, under which farmers will get Rs 3,000 pension; the second is laying the foundation stone for 462 Eklavya schools exclusively for quality education; the third is a pension scheme for small shopkeepers,” the Chief Minister said in a press conference in Ranchi on Tuesday.
“Monthly pension under ‘Pradhan Mantri Kisan Mandhan Yojana’ is being introduced as a social security to farmers. Agriculturalists between 18 and 40 years of age can register themselves under the scheme. They will get Rs 3,000 pension per month after reaching 60 years of age,” Das said.
A total 1,16,183 farmers in Jharkhand have registered themselves under the scheme so far, he said.
The chief minister said under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyaparik Mandhan Yojana’ and ‘Swarojgar’ pension schemes, beneficiaries between 18 and 40 years will get Rs 3,000 per month after completing 60 years of age.
“Similarly, small shopkeepers between the ages of 18 and 40 years will be eligible to get pension after turning 60. The small shopkeepers registered with the government will get Rs 3,000 pension per month,” he added.
The chief minister also said the prime minister will lay the foundation stones online for 462 Eklavya Model Schools across the country, of which 69 will be established in 13 of Jharkhand’s 24 districts.
“The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the two state level schemes. First, the inauguration of the state Assembly building and the second is a multi-modal terminal at Sahebganj,” said the Chief Minister.
Jharkhand is set to get its own Assembly building, which has been constructed on a 39-acre land costing Rs 465 crore. It will have a sitting capacity of 162 legislators.
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The multi-modal terminal was built by Inland Waterways Authority of India on River Ganga at Sahibganj. It will have a cargo storing capacity of 30 tonne per year, a stockyard and parking and berthing space for two vessels, he said.
Direct and indirect employment for the local people will be generated in the multi-modal terminal, Das added.