New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the nation, saying the extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY), which was initially scheduled to finish on June 30, for an additional 5 months, until the tip of November, additionally asking residents to not get complacent throughout ‘Unlock 2’ and proceed to put on masks and comply with social distancing. Also Read – PM Modi Addressing Nation Highlights: ‘PM Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana to be Extended Till November-end’
Addressing the nation, PM Modi first stated that because the nation was getting into ‘Unlock 2’, it was additionally getting into a season of fever and chilly, urging folks to take care of themselves. He added that resulting from well timed implementation of the lockdown, India’s mortality row was very low as in comparison with nations just like the US and the UK, additional saying that this was regardless of the 2 nations having a lot decrease inhabitants than that of India. Also Read – PM Modi to Address Nation Today Live Streaming: Where And How to Watch?
The PM, nevertheless, famous that in Unlock 1, negligence in private and social behaviour was rising, including that earlier folks have been cautious about sporting masks, sustaining social distancing and washing arms. Also Read – Unlock 2, Ladakh Standoff: PM Narendra Modi to Address Nation at four PM Today – Here’s What to Expect
“During lockdown, rules were strictly abided by. Now, governments, local administration and citizens again have to show similar caution. We need to have a special focus on containment zones. If you see someone flouting norms, tell them to not do so,” PM Modi additional stated.
He additionally concerning the ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ scheme which he stated would profit 1000’s of migrant staff and their households who had no mounted dwelling or earnings.
Speaking particularly on the PMGKAY, he stated that will probably be prolonged until November-end, including that this could value over Rs 90,000 crore.
“Under this, the government will provide free ration to 80 crore poor brothers-sisters for next five months, for festivals like Diwali and Chhath Puja. Every member of the family will get five kg wheat or rice. Also, every family will get one kilogram whole chana per month, free of cost,” PM Modi introduced to the nation.
The PM ended his speech by thanking two sections due to whom, he stated, the federal government is ready to present free meals grains to the poor and the needy. These sections, PM Modi stated, have been the hardworking farmers of the nation and sincere taxpayers.
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