Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the two-day event ‘PM Kisan Samman Sammelan 2022’ on October 17, Monday at around 11:30 am at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi. The event aims to bring together more than 13,500 farmers from across the country and around 1,500 agri startups, an official statement read.

More than 1 crore farmers from various institutions are expected to attend the event virtually. The Sammelan will also witness the participation of researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders.

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Fertiliser and Chemicals Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of State for Fertilisers and Chemicals Bhagwanth Khuba, and Union Ministers of State for Agriculture Kailash Choudhary and Shobha Karandhlaje and other senior officials will participate in the event.

Here’s everything you need to know about the event.


PM Modi will inaugurate 600 Pradan Mantri Kisan Samruddhi Kendras (PMKSK) under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. Under the scheme, the fertilizer retail shops in the country will be converted into PMKSK in a phased manner to cater to a wide variety of needs of the farmers. More than 3.3 lakh retail fertilizer shops are planned to be converted into PMKSK.

During the event, the Prime Minister will launch Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Urvarak Pariyojana – One Nation One Fertilizer at ‘PM Kisan Samman Sammelan 2022’. Under the scheme, the Prime Minister will launch Bharat Urea Bags, which will help companies market fertilizers under the single brand name “Bharat”.

PM Modi will release the 12th instalment amount of Rs. 16,000 crores under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) through Direct Benefit Transfer. Under the scheme, eligible farmer families are provided a benefit of Rs. 6000 per year in three equal instalments of Rs. 2000 each. So far, eligible farmer families have received benefits of more than Rs. 2 lakh crore under PM-KISAN.


At ‘PM Kisan Samman Sammelan 2022’, PM Modi will also inaugurate the Agri Startup Conclave and Exhibition. About 300 startups will showcase their innovation related to precision farming, post-harvest and value add solutions, allied agriculture, waste to wealth, mechanisation for small farmers, supply chain management, argi-logistic, among others.

During the event, Prime Minister will also launch ‘Indian Edge’, an e-magazine on fertilizer. It will provide information on domestic and international fertilizer scenarios, including recent developments, price trends analysis, availability and consumption, success stories of farmers, among others.


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