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Narendra Modi in Varanasi Highlights: PM attends Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat

Narendra Modi in Varanasi Highlights: The event is jointly organised by Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare in collaboration with UP government.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Kisan Samman Sammelan, in Varanasi, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Kisan Samman Sammelan, in Varanasi, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (PTI Photo)

Narendra Modi in Varanasi Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a visit to Varanasi on Tuesday where he launched the 17th instalment of the PM-KISAN scheme. The prime minister reached Varanasi at around 4:30 pm today, and was facilitated by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. This initiative aims to provide financial benefits totalling over 20,000 crore to more than 9.26 crore farmers across the country. Additionally, PM Modi will distribute certificates to over 30,000 self-help groups trained as Krishi Sakhis, who will act as agricultural extension workers....Read More

The event is jointly organized by the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare in collaboration with the Uttar Pradesh government. After completing his visit to Varanasi, PM Modi will travel to Bihar.

This marks one of PM Modi's initial actions after beginning his third term in office.

The event was attended by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Governor Anandiben Patel, Union Agriculture Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, and various state ministers.

Later in the evening, around 7 PM, Modi will attend the Ganga Aarti ceremony at Varanasi's Dashashwamedh Ghat. Following that, he will visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple at 8pm.

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June 18, 2024 10:34 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: PM reviews work at newly built sports complex in Varanasi

June 18, 2024 9:25 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: PM says ‘Maa Ganga has adopted me’

PM Modi said the people of Kashi have blessed him by electing him as their representative for the third consecutive time and added that "'ab to Maa Ganga ne bhee jaise mujhe god le liya hai, main yaheen ka ho gaya hoon (Now, it seems as if Mother Ganga has also adopted me, I have become part of this place)".

June 18, 2024 8:47 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: Shivraj Singh Chouhan on agri development in India

June 18, 2024 8:22 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: PM holds roadshow in Varanasi

June 18, 2024 7:45 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: Visuals from Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat

June 18, 2024 7:20 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: PM performs Ganga Aarti in Varanasi

June 18, 2024 6:53 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: PM says agriculture will make India 3rd largest economy

While addressing the gathering at Varanasi, PM Modi said, “Agriculture will play big role in making 21st century India third largest economic power in world.”

June 18, 2024 6:26 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: PM Modi concluded his address

PM Modi, while concluding his address, said, “Whether it is building 3 crore new houses for poor families across the country or taking forward the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, these decisions will help crores of people. Today's program is also going to strengthen this path of developed India. 20,000 crore of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi have reached the bank accounts of crores of farmers across the country.”

June 18, 2024 6:11 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: PM Modi on NDA's first decision

PM Modi said, “This trust of yours is my biggest asset. This trust of yours inspires me to work hard for your service and to take the country to new heights. I will work hard day and night. I will make every effort to fulfil your dreams and your resolutions. I have considered farmers, youth, women and the poor as the strong pillars of developed India. I have started my third term with their empowerment. As soon as the government was formed, the first decision was taken related to farmers and poor families.”

June 18, 2024 5:54 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: PM Modi hails participation of women voters

PM Modi said, “More than 31 crore women voters have participated in this election. This is the highest number of women voters in the world. This number is close to the entire population of America.”

June 18, 2024 5:44 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: ‘Three crore women now Lakhpati Didis,’ says PM

PM Modi said in Varanasi, “A big step has been taken to make 3 crore women Lakhapati Didis. As Krishi Sakhi, they will be empowered.”

June 18, 2024 5:39 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: PM says ‘kisaan, naujawan, women three pillars of India’

PM Modi said, “I have considered Kisan, Naujawan and women as strong pillars of resolution to make India developed country.”

June 18, 2024 5:37 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: PM hails NDA's hattrick

PM Modi said, “In very few country, it has rarely happened that the government makes hattrick, In India, it so happened 60 years ago, But public has given us their blessing for the third time to serve them.”

June 18, 2024 5:34 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: PM extends thanks to people of Kashi

PM Modi said in Varanasi, “Indian voters are two and a half time more than the voters for entire European union countries, if they counted together. I thank people of Kashi for making this festival of democracy successful. I am thankful to the people of Kashi who elected the PM for the third time.”

June 18, 2024 5:32 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: PM Modi lauds election in India

PM Modi said to the people of Varanasi, “This election presents strength of Bharat before the world. Nowhere else in the world such a big election take place. In this election, 64 crore people cast their votes.”

June 18, 2024 5:30 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: PM Modi commences his address to gathering

Starting his address to the people at the Kisaan Sammelan, PM Modi said, “After winning election, I have come to Varanasi. I bow to Kashietes, Baba Kashi Vishwanath and Maa Ganga.”

June 18, 2024 5:22 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: PM releases 17th installment of PM KISAN

PM Modi released the 17th instalment amounting to more than 20,000 crores to around 9.26 crore beneficiary farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) through Direct Benefit Transfer.

June 18, 2024 5:19 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: Yogi welcomes ‘Ganga Putra’ PM Modi, hails development of Kashi

UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath underlined transformation of Kashi during last 10 years saying that “people have seen development of Kashi under leadership of PM Modi”. He further welcomed the prime minister by calling him “Ganga Putra.”

June 18, 2024 5:14 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: ‘11 crore farmer families received benefits from PM KISAN’

Chouhan said, “Prime Minister will release the 17th instalment amounting to more than 20,000 crores to around 9.26 crore beneficiary farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) through Direct Benefit Transfer. So far, more than 11 crore eligible farmer families have received benefits of more than Rs. 3.04 lakh crore under PM-KISAN.”

June 18, 2024 5:11 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: ‘Govt committed to farmer welfare,’ says Shivraj Singh Chouhan

The union minister said, “After being sworn in as Prime Minister for the 3rd time, PM Narendra Modi signed his first file authorising release of 17th instalment of PM Kisan Nidhi reflecting the commitment of the government towards farmer welfare. In continuation of this commitment.”

June 18, 2024 5:09 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: Union Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan speaks

Addressing the gathering, Union Agricutlure Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, “After becoming PM for the third time, PM Modi has come to Kashi first time. With the arrival of PM, the weather has become pleasant.”

June 18, 2024 5:09 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: PM interacts with farmers

After reaching the Kisaan Sammelan, PM Modi interacted with farmers. Three farmers from Varanasi also felicitated the prime minister on his arrival to the gathering.

June 18, 2024 5:03 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: PM reaches Kisam Sammelan

June 18, 2024 4:59 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: Jairam Ramesh's ‘prasad’ jibe at PM

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said, “The non-biological PM is not bestowing some prasad on kisaans. It is their legitimate right and entitlement.”

June 18, 2024 4:38 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: PM to release ₹20,000 crore under PM-KISAN scheme at 5 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his visit to Varanasi on Tuesday will release the 17th installment of the PM-KISAN scheme, in which more than 9.26 crore farmers will receive the benefits amounting to over 20,000 crore.

June 18, 2024 4:13 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: PM to visit Bihar tonight

PM Modi will conclude his visit to Varanasi at around 8 tonight, after which he will head to Bihar. In Bihar, the Prime Minister will visit the Ruins of Nalanda at around 9.45 am. The ruins of Nalanda were declared a UN Heritage Site in 2016.

June 18, 2024 3:34 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: PM to reach Varanasi shortly

PM Narendra Modi is scheduled to arrive in Varanasi at 4 pm, and interact with the farmers in the city at 5 pm on Tuesday.

June 18, 2024 3:05 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: PM to interact with farmers in Varanasi

In a post on X, PM Narendra Modi said, “I will have the opportunity to interact with my farmer brothers and sisters in Varanasi today at 5 pm.” He will also participate in the Ganga aarti in the evening.

June 18, 2024 2:41 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: PM to release certificates to over 30,000 SHGs

During his visit to Varanasi, PM Modi will release certificates to over 30,000 SHGs trained as Krishi Sakhis, who will work as para extension workers.

June 18, 2024 2:17 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: Jairam Ramesh slams PM Modi

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said, “Today again the headlines scream that the 'one-third' Pradhan Mantri will release the 17th instalment of PM Kisan. This is how headlines keep getting recycled.”

June 18, 2024 1:57 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: People gave vote of no-confidence in PM, says Congress

On the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi held his first event in Varanasi after the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress criticized him. They said the voters in his constituency showed no confidence in him because he narrowly defeated his Congress opponent after trailing behind in several rounds of counting. Congress leader Jairam Ramesh also raised nine questions to the prime minister about various issues affecting his constituency. Ramesh specifically questioned why the river Ganga remains polluted despite the government spending 20,000 crore on the Namami Gange project.

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