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  News   Nation  30 Jun 2020  PM Modi announces free ration scheme till Nov-end

PM Modi announces free ration scheme till Nov-end

ROZANA SPOKESMAN
Published Jun 30, 2020, 4:58 pm IST
Updated Jun 30, 2020, 4:58 pm IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY)
Narendra Modi
 Narendra Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), a free ration scheme, for 80 crore people across the country till end of November.

In a televised address to the nation, Modi also said the government was working on a ‘one nation, one ration card’ initiative.

Narendra ModiNarendra ModiOn the extension of the PMGKAY, he said it will cost the government Rs 90,000 crore more.

Under the scheme, five kgs of wheat or rice and one kg of pulses per month will be given free of cost to the poor. The scheme was initially rolled out for three months.

Narendra ModiNarendra ModiThe prime minister also said timely lockdown to contain coronavirus and other decisions saved many lives, but added that since ‘Unlock 1’ has begun, people have shown negligence.

He said in comparison to other countries across the globe, India has done well in dealing with the pandemic.

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