On Thursday and Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Rajasthan and Gujarat. According to a release from the Prime Minister’s Office on Tuesday, PM Modi will dedicate various development projects to the country and lay the cornerstone for them in a public ceremony in Sikar, Rajasthan, on Thursday morning. While introducing Urea Gold, a new variety of urea that is coated with sulfur, he will also dedicate 1 lakh PM Kisan Samriddhi Kendras (PMKSKs) to the country.
“The introduction of Sulphur Coated Urea will address sulphur deficiencies in the soil. This innovative fertiliser is more economical and efficient than neem-coated urea, improves nitrogen use efficiency in plants, reduces consumption of fertiliser, and enhances crop quality,” the PMO release said.
During the programme, he will launch the onboarding of 1,500 Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) on Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC). ONDC empowers FPOs with direct access to digital marketing, online payment, Business-to-business (B2B) and Business-to-consumer transactions, and encourages local value addition, catalysing growth of logistics in rural areas.
Additionally, the 14th instalment of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), totaling about Rs 17,000 crores, will be distributed to more than 8.5 crore beneficiaries directly. In an effort to improve the state of Rajasthan’s public health, Prime Minister Modi will formally open five new medical schools in Chittorgarh, Dholpur, Sirohi, Sikar, and Sri Ganganagar and lay the cornerstone for seven additional medical schools in Baran, Bundi, Karauli, Jhunjhunu, Sawai Madhopur, Jaisalmer, and Tonk.
In addition, he will open six Eklavya Model Residential Schools for the benefit of the local tribal population in the districts of Udaipur, Banswara, Partapgarh, and Dungarpur. At the occasion, he will also open the Kendriya Vidyalaya Tivri in Jodhpur. Later this year, elections for the Rajasthan Assembly are scheduled.