Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojna will be extended till November end and 80 crore people will get free ration for five more months.
Addressing the country, he said, “it has been decided to extend Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana up to Diwali and Chhath Puja, till November-end. It means, this scheme giving free ration to 80 crore people will continue in July, August, September, October, November.”
He said the government will provide free ration to 80 crore people for five months. “Every member of family will get five kilogram wheat or rice. Also, every family will get one kilogram pulse per month, free of cost,” he said.
The Prime Minister said over 90 thousand crore rupees will be spent on this extension of PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana. “If we add expenditure of last three months on this scheme, then it comes to around 1.5 lakh crore rupees,” he added.