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PM Garib Kalyan Yojana extended till November 2020; Over 80 Crore People to Get Free Food Grain

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address to the nation on Tuesday, has announced the extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana till November 2020. As per reports, over 80 crore people will get five kg of wheat or five kg of rice per month under this ambitious scheme.

In the major announcement, PM Modi said that every family will also get one kg chana every month until November 2020. The entire cost of this initiative will cost over Rs 90,000 crore.

In his sixth address to India since the coronavirus outbreak in the country, PM Modi has said, “In the last 3 months, Rs 31,000 crore were deposited in bank accounts of 20 crore poor families. Also, Rs 18,000 crore were deposited in bank accounts of more than 9 crore farmers."

"Keeping in mind all the festivals that are coming up in the next few months, this scheme to provide 80 crore people with 5 kg free ration and 1 kg dal per month will now be extended till Diwali and Chhath Puja, or till the end of November," PM Modi said in his sixth address to the nation.

Addressing to the farmers of the nation, PM Modi said, "They are behind this mega scheme to provide food grain-free to every poor in the country. I bow before the farmers and honest taxpayers".

Stressing over the negligence of public amid the spurt of Covid-19, PM Modi highlighted that people of the country began showing carelessness and negligence ever since the government announced the relaxation in the first phase, after over two-month of coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown. The Prime Minister urged the countrymen to keep following social distancing while maintaining extra caution during Monsoon season, during which symptoms of cold, cough and fever see a rise.

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