'Happy 2022': PM Modi Extends New Year Wishes To PeoplePM Modi (Pic Via Twitter)

Greeting people on the new year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday wished joy and good health to everyone.

'Happy 2022! May this year bring abundance of joy and good health in everyone's lives. May we keep scaling new heights of progress and prosperity, and work even harder to fulfil the dreams of our great freedom fighters,' he tweeted.

Modi also shared a clip of the recent episode of 'Mann ki Baat', his monthly radio broadcast, in which he had extended his wishes to people in the new year.

Later in the day, PM Modi will release the tenth instalment of financial benefit under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme, said a PMO release.

This will enable the transfer of an amount of more than Rs 20,000 crore to over 10 crore beneficiary farmer families.

Under the PM-KISAN scheme, a financial benefit of Rs 6,000 per year is provided to the eligible beneficiary farmer families, payable in three equal four-monthly installments of Rs 2,000 each.

The fund is transferred directly to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.

In this scheme, Samman Rashi of over Rs 1.6 lakh crore has been transferred to farmer families so far.

(With inputs from PTI)

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