new Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Tuesday that the expansion of ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana’ shows the sensitivity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi towards crores of poor people and their welfare. 80 crore people will get free ration for five more months under this scheme. Shah congratulated the Prime Minister for expanding this scheme.
Shah also expressed gratitude to the hardworking farmers and honest taxpayers of the country and said that due to their hard work and dedication, this benefit is reaching the poor across the country. He tweeted, “The expansion of Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana shows Narendra Modi’s sensitivity towards crores of poor and his commitment to their welfare. Nobody slept hungry in a large country like India during the Corona period, the credit goes to Modi’s foresight and the successful implementation of this scheme.
The Prime Minister addressed the nation this evening, extending the duration of this scheme by five more months to November. The scheme was launched for three months from April after a nationwide lockdown imposed to deal with the Kovid-19.
Let me tell you that Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a big announcement in the name of the country today, which will benefit 80 crore people of the country. He said that the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana is now being extended till the end of November. PM Modi said that due to the time of the coming festivals, the expenses of the people will also increase and the requirements will also increase, so this scheme is being extended till the end of November. PM Modi said that during the lockdown, the government’s top priority was that such a situation should not happen that the stove should not be lit in the house of a poor person. Be it the Central Government, the State Governments or the civil society people, everyone has made every effort that in such a big country none of our poor siblings should sleep hungry and in this episode the time of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana is being extended. .
PM Modi said that we have more work during and after the rainy season, mainly in the agriculture sector. There is some slowness in other sectors. Gradually, the atmosphere of festivals starts to build from July and many more festivals are coming in the country. It is Guru Poornima on 5 July and Ganeshotsav is coming sometime later. Many festivals like Dussehra, Diwali are coming.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, 80 crore people of the country will be given one kg of gram along with five kg of wheat or rice. More than 90 thousand crore rupees will be spent in this expansion of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana and if you add the last three months of expenditure to it, then it will be about 1.5 lakh crores.