New Delhi, May 15 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he felt the pain people have endured amid the second wave of Covid-19 even as he released the 8th instalment of over Rs.20,000 crore to more than 95 million farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme via videoconferencing. This is the first instalment of PM Kisan for the financial year 2021-22.

During the session, the Prime Minister also interacted with six farmer beneficiaries from six states -- Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Meghalaya, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Jammu and Kashmir, and Maharashtra.

Addressing the session, the PM said, "There is an invisible enemy in front of us. We have lost many of our close ones. I can feel the pain that peopl...