Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he is eagerly looking forward to being with his “sisters and brothers of Uttar Pradesh” on Saturday where he will attend several programmes in Chitrakoot and Prayagraj.

“There will be programmes in Prayagraj and Chitrakoot which would focus on empowerment of divyangjan (people with disabilities), infrastructure, farmer welfare and more,” he said on Saturday.

He said he is delighted to be laying the foundation stone of the Bundelkhand Expressway at Chitrakoot.

“This expressway will be the harbinger of progress for youngsters in the region and will also help the Defence Corridor coming up in the state… Next-gen infrastructure for a better tomorrow,” Modi said in a series of tweets.

The Samajik Adhikarta Shivir at Prayagraj will be among the biggest such camps for senior citizens and people with disabilities. Assistive aids and devices would distributed. “It is a part of our efforts to ensure a better quality of living for them,” he said.

A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said on Friday that to mark one year of the PM-Kisan scheme, Modi will launch 10,000 Farmers Producer Organisations all over the country at Chitrakoot on Saturday.

Nearly 86 per cent of farmers are small and marginal with average land holdings in the country being less than 1.1 hectare.

“These small, marginal and landless farmers face tremendous challenges during agriculture production phase such as for access to technology, quality seed, fertilisers and pesticides including requisite finances. They also face tremendous challenges in marketing their produce due to lack of economic strength,” the statement pointed out.