Modi Govt decides to PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana to provide Free Ration till March 2022
Union Minister Anurag Thakur said in the press conference, the scheme of giving 5 kg of food free to 80 crore people has been extended from December 21 to March 22.
New Delhi: Two major decisions were taken in the cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. The cabinet has approved to extend the PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana till March 2022. Now under this scheme, beneficiaries will continue to get free ration till March 2022. In addition, the cabinet approved the withdrawal of all three agricultural laws. After the cabinet meeting, Union Minister Anurag Thakur gave information about the decisions.
Free Ration Scheme till March 2022:
Union Minister Anurag Thakur said in the press conference, the scheme of giving 5 kg of food free to 80 crore people has been extended from December 21 to March 22. He said, last year due to the Corona epidemic, the government had launched a scheme to give 5 kg free ration to the poor for free.
He said, under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, there is a target to distribute 600 lakh metric tonnes of food grains. So far 548 metric tonnes have been allocated to the states. About Rs 2 lakh 60 thousand crore will be spent on this. Initially, the scheme was launched for the period April-June 2020, but was later extended till November 30, 2021.
Under PMGKAY, the government has repeatedly stated that more than 80 crore people are being provided with 5 kg of free wheat/rice per month as well as 1 kg of free whole gram per month to each family.
The government is giving rice and wheat to bulk consumers under the OMSS policy to improve availability and check prices in the domestic market.
Formalities completed to repeal all three agricultural laws:
Anurag Thakur said that the cabinet has also completed the formalities to repeal three agricultural laws. It will be our priority to withdraw these three laws during the upcoming session of Parliament.
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