Nagpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will interact with beneficiaries of various welfare schemes and programmes from across the country at an event to be held on Tuesday, May 31. At the event, Prime Minister Modi will also release the 11th instalment of the Kisan Samman Nidhi amounting to more than Rs 21,000 crore, the Union Rural Development Ministry said.
Various initiatives are being implemented by the central and state governments across the country under the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence. Chief Minister Thackeray at 9.30 am and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the beneficiaries online from 11 am to 12 noon.
Beneficiaries from Nagpur will participate in the online programme organized at Bachat Bhawan in the city.
While some beneficiaries will be present at the Shimla venue, the rest will join it virtually. The event, titled ‘Garib Kalyan Sammelan’, will be one of the largest ever single-event nationwide interactions spanning all districts, where the Prime Minister will interact with beneficiaries about the impact these schemes and programmes have had on their lives, the Ministry said in an official statement. .
Simultaneous events will be organised at state capitals, district headquarters and Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) centres, where beneficiaries will interact with Chief Ministers, Central and State Ministers, MPs, MLAs and other elected public representatives.
The number of beneficiaries of many of these schemes runs in crores and in several cases in tens of crores. These schemes address the most pressing problems of the poorest segments of population, including housing, availability of potable water, food, health and nutrition, livelihood and financial inclusion, etc.
It is expected that this interaction will not only highlight the people-centric approach of these schemes leading to ease of living of citizens but will also enlighten the government on the aspirations of the people and ensure that no one is left behind in the nation’s march to progress, the Ministry said.