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At first meet, PM Modi’s Cabinet clears 3 poll promises to farmers, traders

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At first meet, PM Modi’s Cabinet clears 3 poll promises to farmers, traders

At its first meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet on Friday decided to extend the Rs 6,000 per year assistance to all farmers, farm minister Narendra Singh Tomar announced after the meeting. The cabinet also agreed to roll out pension plans for farmers and traders.

The three decisions, said Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javdekar, demonstrates that the Modi government had started delivering on its promises from day one.

“It has not even been 24 hours and the first meeting has happened and decisions taken,” Javdekar said. Tomar added that the decision to lift the cap on farmers with larger than 2 hectare plots of land demonstrates the commitment of the Modi government to farmers, he said.

PM Modi’s last government had started the direct cash support programme as part of efforts to placate growers struggling with weak crop prices. Nearly 12.5 crore small and marginal farmers holding land up to 2 hectares were entitled to receive Rs 6,000 in three equal installments. Friday’s decision will imply that the potential list of beneficiaries will go up by 2 crore, to 14.5 crores.

Tomar told reporters that the extension of the Rs 75,000 crore scheme would benefit an additional 2 crore farmers. It will cost the exchequer an additional Rs 12,000 crore.

In 2 more schemes that would also boost rural consumption, the minister said the Cabinet had cleared plans to start contributory pension schemes to cover small and marginal farmers as well as traders above the age of 60.

Five crore traders are expected to join the scheme in the next three years, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. “All shopkeepers and self employed persons as well as retail traders with GST turnover below Rs 1.5 crore and aged between 18-40 years can enrol for the scheme,” an official statement said.

Tomar expressed optimism that states that had not provided a list of eligible beneficiaries under the Rs 6,000 cash handout scheme would send the names to the Centre.

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Pleasant weather in Delhi, it will rain for the next two days.

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The weather pattern is changing in Delhi. The weather in the national capital has been pleasant since morning today (Wednesday). The wind is blowing between the movement of clouds, due to which the temperature has come down. According to the Meteorological Department (IMD), it will be partly cloudy in Delhi today i.e. on September 14. Also, there may be light rain or drizzle with winds at some places.

After the rains on Monday in Delhi, there was a slight drop in the temperature on Tuesday and people got a slight respite from the sultry heat. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a change in the weather and light rain in Delhi-NCR from today i.e. Wednesday.

According to the forecast of the Meteorological Department, there may be light rain in Delhi for the next two days from today. It will be cloudy and winds will blow at a speed of 30 to 40 kilometers per hour. In Delhi today, September 14, the minimum temperature may be 26 degree Celsius while the maximum temperature may remain 34 degree Celsius.

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Make Noida part of Delhi, AAP leader writes open letter to PM Modi

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Aam Aadmi Party’s Gautam Buddh Nagar region president Bhupendra Singh Jadaun has composed an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting the incorporation of Noida inside the province of Delhi.

In the open letter dated September 12, posted from Jadaun’s twitter account, he has requested that Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal has been giving essential conveniences, for example, water, power, schooling, wellbeing, and transport to individuals of Delhi, which the occupants of Gautam Buddh Nagar locale (Noida) have been denied of. “Very much like Delhi, individuals of Gautam Buddh Nagar ought to likewise have the option to get free power, good education, the advantages of Farishte scheme; the ladies inhabitants ought to have the option free transportation; senior residents ready to go on pilgrimage free of charge; and they are not made to go around different offices to get their Aadhaar card, ration card or driving permit,” the letter peruses.

Jadaun has expressed that the occupants of Noida ought to likewise get the option to choose their delegates in the neighborhood enterprises, very much like it occurs in Delhi. Further, the occupants living in metropolitan and country regions in the area ought to get the possession freedoms of their territory, while the people who live in alleged unlawful provinces ought to likewise get proprietorship privileges alongside essential conveniences like in Delhi, he said.

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New rule on free electricity in Delhi, subsidy will not be available without applying from today, CM Kejriwal announced

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has made a big announcement. Now only those people will get electricity subsidy in Delhi, who will apply for it. The applications for this will start from today itself.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said that some people do not want to take free electricity. In such a situation, now only those people in Delhi will get electricity subsidy who will apply for it.

Form to be filled

A form will come along with the electricity bill. The form has to be submitted to the electricity bill center. He said that we are issuing a number (7011311111). A missed call has to be made on this number. A message will come on a missed call. There will be a link in it. Which will open the form on WhatsApp. Messages will also be sent to those whose mobile numbers are registered. The number of people who will fill the form on 31 October. They will get the benefit of the scheme. On filling the form in the next month, the bill of the previous month will have to be submitted. He said that his government would run door-to-door awareness campaign regarding this.

The facility will be applicable from October 1

Arvind Kejriwal said, earlier there used to be a lot of electricity in Delhi. We fixed it. Now electricity is available 24 hours. Electricity is available free of cost in Delhi. The money saved by stopping corruption is giving convenience to the people. He told that there are 58 lakh consumers of electricity in Delhi, out of which 30 lakh electricity bills come to zero. Half the bills of 17 lakh consumers come. We will give subsidy to those who ask for subsidy. This facility will be applicable from 1st October.

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