New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Kisan Mandhan Yojana (KMDY) scheme in Jharkhand on Thursday.

PM Modi will also launch the 'Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyaparik Mandhan Yojana' and 'Swarojgar' pension schemes. He will also inaugurate the new building of the Jharkhand Assembly and a multi-modal terminal at Sahibganj, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das had said on Tuesday.

“The multi-modal terminal was built by Inland Waterways Authority of India on River Ganga at Sahibganj. It will have a cargo storing capacity of 30 tonne per year, a stockyard and parking and berthing space for two vessels,” said CM Raghubar.

Direct and indirect employment for the local people will be generated in the multi-modal terminal, Das said.

The chief minister also said the prime minister will lay the foundation stones online for 462 Eklavya Model Schools across the country, of which 69 will be established in 13 of Jharkhand's 24 districts.

“Monthly pension under 'Pradhan Mantri Kisan Mandhan Yojana' is being introduced as a social security to farmers. Agriculturalists between 18 and 40 years of age can register themselves under the scheme. They will get Rs 3,000 pension per month after reaching 60 years of age,” he added.

The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Mandhan Yojana will secure the lives of 5 crore small and marginal farmers by providing a minimum pension of Rs 3,000 per month to those who have attained the age of 60.

The scheme has an outlay of Rs 10,774 crore for the next three years.

(With PTI inputs)

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