New Delhi: In his sixth deal with to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday prolonged the Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana until November-end and stated the Central authorities will spend Rs 90,000 crore extra on offering free meals to the poor. Also Read – Centre Extends PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojna, PM Modi Says 80 Crore People to Get Free Foodgrains For 5 Months
While addressing the nation, PM Modi stated 80 crore folks to get free ration for 5 extra months. Also Read – Extension of Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, Negligence During Unlock 1: What PM Said in 16-Minute Speech
In his televised deal with, PM Modi stated if the federal government is ready to present free meals grains to the poor and the needy, the credit score goes to 2 sections. First, the hardworking farmers of our nation and second, the sincere taxpayers. I thanks from my coronary heart. Also Read – PM Modi Addressing Nation Highlights: ‘PM Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana to be Extended Till November-end’
He stated that the Centre, underneath PM Garib Kalyan Yojana, introduced a bundle of Rs. 1.75 lakh crore. “In the last 3 months, Rs 31,000 crore deposited in bank accounts of 20 crore poor families. Also, Rs 18000 crore deposited in bank accounts of more than 9 crore farmers,” he added.
What is Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana?
Considered as world’s largest meals safety scheme, the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana goals at making certain adequate meals the poor and needy through the coronavirus disaster.
Part of the scheme, the meals must be offered to all of the beneficiaries underneath public distribution system (TPDS) for Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and precedence family (PHH) ration cardholders.
As per updates, the eligible beneficiaries will obtain 5kg of foodgrains and 1 kg Gram per 30 days for a interval of three months between April and June, 2020. This time interval has now been prolonged to 5 extra months.
How will it assist poor migrant staff?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated the the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) will assist round 80 crore folks throughout the nation until finish of November.
He additionally added that the Central authorities is engaged on a ‘one nation, one ration card’ initiative to make the scheme extra systematic.
Part of the scheme, 5 kgs of wheat or rice and one kg of pulses per 30 days can be given freed from value to the poor. The scheme was initially rolled out for 3 months.
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