Port Blair, June 18: ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Port Blair in association with ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair and Department of Agriculture organized live screening of the programme on PM-KISAN (Kisan Samman Sammelan), a flagship scheme of the GoI. During the programme, Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi released the 17th instalment of ‘PM-KISAN’ to more than 9.26 crores eligible farmer beneficiaries amounting Rs. 20,000 Crore from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh on today (June 18, 2024). A total of Rs. 3.24 Lakh Crore have been released so far under the “PM-Kisan”. Thereafter, Hon’ble Prime Minister addressed the gathering and distributed ‘Krishi Sakhi’ Certificate to successful candidates.

On the occasion of Kisan Sammelan organized at T.R. Dutta Conference Hall, ICAR-CIARI, Bathubasti, Port Blair, the Member of Parliament, Shri. Bishnu Pada Ray was the chief guest. In his address, the MP highlighted different issues pertaining to local farmers.

Dr. Eaknath B. Chakurkar, Director, ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair welcomed the gathering and briefed about the activities of Institute and its KVKs for benefit of the local farmers.  Dr. Y. Ramakrishna, Principal Scientist and Head, ICAR-KVK, Port Blair proposed the vote of thanks. Dr. S.K. Zamir Ahmed, Principal Scientist and Head, Fisheries Division coordinated the programme. A total of 204 farmers and farmwomen attended the programme and benefited.