Prime Minister announces extension of ‘PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojna’ till November end

Shillong, June 30, 2020 (MMP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the extension of  PM Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana till the end of November. The scheme announced in the wake of COVID- 19 pandemic, provides  free food grains to  the people and its  extension will  cost over  Rs. 90 thousand crore. Addressing the nation today, Modi said, 80 crore people will get free ration for five more months.Mr. Modi said, if one looks at the death rate due to corona, India is still in a very stable situation  in  the fight against COVID- 19 as compared to other countries. The Prime Minister added that timely decisions and measures like lockdown have saved many lives.

Modi, however, said ever since unlock one started, people have shown negligence urging people to take all necessary precautions for fighting Coronavirus. He said during lockdown, rules were strictly followed but now governments, local administration and citizens again have to show similar caution.  

He stressed the need to have a special focus on containment zones.  The Prime Minister asked everyone to follow health guidelines saying  be it head of village or Prime Minister, nobody is above rules.  He also hailed farmers and honest tax payers for their contribution in making the welfare scheme successful. Modi said, the country is entering in Unlock 2  and the season of cough, fever and cold is also about to start and in such a situation the  countrymen should  take care of themselves.  NSD

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