PM Garib Kalyan Yojana to be extended till end of November: PM Narendra Modi – Times of India

TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Updated: Jun 30, 2020, 16:46 IST

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday in his address to the nation announced the extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana that will provide free food grain to over 80 crore people of the country at the cost of Rs 90,000 crore.

Here is a look at the key points from his speech —

  • We are entering unlock 2 of our fight against the coronavirus. We are also entering season where problems like cold, cough and fever are also aggravated.
  • This is true that the India has been able to control the mortality rate in comparison to other countries. A timely lockdown and other decisions have saved the lives of lakhs of citizens.
  • Ever since Unlock-1 started in the country, negligence in personal and social behaviour has been increasing. Earlier, we were more cautious about the use of masks, ‘do gaj doori’ and washing hands several times a day for 20 seconds
  • In few days, the festival season will start in the country. In view of this, a decision has been taken to extend the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana till the end of November. The scheme provides free grain to 80 crore people of the country.
  • Under PM Garib Kalyan Yojana, we announced a package 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
  • The extension of the scheme will cost Rs 90,000 crore.

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