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PM Modi extends PMGKAY till end of November to feed 80 crore poor Indians

PM Narendra Modi today extended the world’s largest food security scheme PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana for a further five months till November-end for distributing free foodgrains to the poor. The government will keep providing free foodgrains to the poor due to the increased demand during the festivals. The government will incur an additional expenditure of Rs 90,000 crore to provide 5 kg rice or wheat and 1 kg gram every month. The free distribution of foodgrains to 80 crore poor Indians could feed 2.5 times the US population, 12 times the UK population and, twice the European Union’s population.

Read More at The Financial Express News date : 30 Jun 2020, Tuesday

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