New Delhi: After the second wave of Coronavirus, the Central Government has made a big decision and once again announced to give free ration to poor families. Under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM Gareeb Kalyan Ann Yojana), now ration cardholders will be able to take 5 kg more rice-wheat per person in May and June.
80 crore people will get benefits
Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted, “Because of the increasing impact of Corona, I congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the decision to provide 5 kg of food grains for two months under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana from Rs 26,000 crore. This will benefit about 80 crore people of the country. Modi government is standing with the countrymen every step in this disaster.”
States demanded economic package
PM Narendra Modi has made this announcement at a time when many states are demanding an economic package from the central government. In the meeting held with the states on Friday, many Chief Ministers had placed this demand before Kandra. He said that strict restrictions have been implemented to protect against Corona. Due to which the economy has been damaged and people are starting to face a hunger crisis. Due to this, the centre has announced a free ration today.