PM Modi announces free food grain scheme extension
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Tuesday that the main government scheme for free food to more than 80 crore poor people will be extended by November amid the coronovirus epidemic.
The Prime Minister made the announcement during his address to the nation as the number of coronovirus diseases (Kovid-19) in the country has crossed 6 lakh.
“It also adds to the festive season requirement and expenditure. Keeping all this in mind, it has been decided that the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana should now be extended to Diwali and Chhath Puja, i.e. by the end of November, ”Modi said in his sixth address to the nation. The coronovirus epidemic began.
In this expansion of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, Rs. It will cost more than Rs 90,000 crore. If you add the cost of the last three months, it is about Rs 1.50 lakh crore, ”he added during the virtual address.
PM Modi said that “hardworking farmers and honest taxpayers” have helped in furthering the government’s food scheme as they have thanked them for their efforts.
“Today, if the government is able to provide free food to the poor and needy, the credit goes to two departments. First, hardworking farmers of our country and second, honest taxpayers. I thank you from the bottom of my heart, ”he said.
The Prime Minister Government will take forward economic activities with the people keeping all the precautions in mind and give local people a voice to make India self-reliant.
“With this resolution, we have to work with a resolve to get 130 crore people to work and move forward. Once again I pray to you and all of you to stay healthy, follow the rule of two legs, always use rugs and masks. Don’t be careless, “he said.
The Prime Minister said, “At first we were very careful about the mask, maintaining two yards, washing hands several times a day for 20 seconds.”
“All the people strictly followed the rules during the lockdown. Now governments, local bodies, citizens of the country need to show the same vigilance again, ”he said.
The Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday that India has registered 18,522 new Kovid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, slightly lower than the record of 19,906 on Sunday.
India ranks second behind the United States, Brazil and Russia in over 566,000 cases of infection. More than 16,800 people have died in the country.
Prior to his address, PM Modi chaired a high-level meeting to review vaccination preparations against Kovid-19 and when the vaccine is available.
Modi last addressed the nation on May 12, when he promised Rs 1 crore to boost the economy recovering from a coronavirus-induced lockdown. Announced a financial package of Rs 20 lakh crore.
On 19 March, the Prime Minister announced a one-day public curfew for 22 March.
He announced a 21-day nationwide bandh on 24 March.
In a video message on 3 April, PM Modi asked the nation to provide lamps and trumpets for the next day’s workers. He then extended the lockdown period to 3 May in an address on 14 April.
the Home Ministry extended The lockdown 17 May. On Monday, the government announced the unlock of month 2 from Wednesday. Also issued guidelines to ease the restrictions imposed due to the coronav lockdown.
However, schools, colleges, cinema halls, gyms, swimming pools, bars, assembly halls and metro services will remain closed.