Modi 2.0

New Delhi: On the first day of the second Narendra Modi government, which is popularly being referred to as “Modi 2.0”, it decided to extend the ambit of its welfare scheme for poor farmers. The government will give Rs 6,000 annually to these farmers. Earlier, 12 crore farmers were covered under this scheme; the number has increased to 15 crore.

The Cabinet approved also a pension of Rs 3,000 per month for farmers older than 40 years of age. The scheme will benefit five crore farmers.

Prime Minister Modi assumed his office today. After this, he signed the first file and sanctioned the proposal to increase the scholarship of children of policemen killed in the line of duty.

Now the scholarship for the boys of martyrs has been increased from Rs 2,000 to Rs 2,500 and the scholarship of girls has been increased from Rs 2,250 to Rs 3,000. The children of policemen are now covered by the scheme that was earlier for the children of soldiers alone.

Prime Minister Modi tweeted: “Our government’s first decision dedicated to those who protect India! Major changes approved in PM’s Scholarship Scheme under the National Defence Fund including enhanced scholarships for wards of police personnel martyred in terror or Maoist attacks.”

After the swearing-in, the Modi Cabinet’s first meeting began today at 5:30 in the evening. This meeting took place in South Block.

The prime minister tweeted, “People first, people always. Glad that path-breaking decisions were taken in the Cabinet, the first in this tenure. Hardworking farmers and industrious traders will benefit greatly due to these decisions. The decisions will enhance dignity and empowerment of several Indians.”

Modi 2.0: Decisions, actions on first day

The new Parliament’s first session will commence on 17 June and run until 26 July.

The government will present the Budget on 5 July, Union minister Prakash Javadekar informed.

PM-KISAN Samman Yojana will now benefit all farmers, said Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar.

The Speaker of the new Lok Sabha will be elected during the Budget Session on 19 June, say sources.

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat took the charge of the Ministry of Water Power (Jal Shakti Mantralaya) at the Shram Shakti Bhawan in New Delhi.

Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ took charge of the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Outgoing Union minister Suresh Prabhu handed over the charge of the Ministry of Commerce to Piyush Goyal.

Nirmala Sitharaman took charge of the Ministry of Finance.