PM Modi extends Garib Kalyan Yojana till November & announced “One nation one ration card” scheme

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the nation at 4pm evening. He gave emphasise on the maintaining social distancing by the citizens, government organizations. Extending ‘Garib Kalyan Yojana’.

He said, “Its very important for each and everyone to follow the norms of social distancing and wearing masks and those who don’t go by the rules need to ne stopped. Local government authorities should make strict rules for those who aren’t abide to follow social distancing norms since noone is above rules.”

While addressing the public, He made a announcement to extend Gareeb Kalyan Ann Yojna till 30 November. He extended the Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Ann Yojna till 30 November in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the scheme, over 80 crore people are entitled to free five kilos of free wheat or rice, and an additional one kilo of any one pulse per family.

The scheme was launched in March after the imposition of lockdown to ensure that loss of livelihoods and restriction on movement should not compound the issue of hunger amongst India’s poorest.

PM said,”We are entering into unlock 2 and we have more work during and after the rainy season, mainly in the agriculture sector. There is a slight slowness in other sectors. gradually, the atmosphere of festivals starts to build from July. This time of festivals also increases the needs, the expenses also. Keeping all these things in mind, it has been decided that the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana should now be extended till Diwali and Chhath Puja, that is, by the end of November. ”

He said” we are working on ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ scheme that will benefit the poor. Now a ration card is also being arranged for the whole of India. The biggest benefit of this will be to those poor colleagues who leave their village and go elsewhere for employment or other needs.”

He also thanked the people of India for their patience and told, India is stable than other countries across the Globe in tge battle of COVID-19. Timely decisions and measures played a major role.

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