More than 80 crore people getting free ration during Covid-19 pandemic
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday interacted with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana in Gujarat via video conferencing.
The Prime Minister said that lakhs of families in Gujarat are getting free ration under PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana. These free rations reduce distress for the poor and give them confidence. He said that the poor should feel that whatever might be the calamity, the country is with him.
The Prime Minister said, "The world has acknowledged the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana. Free ration has been made available to more than 80 crore people during the pandemic with an expenditure of more than 2 lakh crore rupees."
The Prime Minister further said that in addition to the wheat quota at Rs 2/kg, rice at Rs 3/kg, 5 kg of wheat and rice is being given free to every beneficiary. Almost double the amount of ration is being provided to the ration card holders than before this scheme started. This scheme is going to continue till Diwali. No poor will sleep hungry. He praised the Gujarat government for taking care of the migrant labourers, fulfilling the 'One Nation One Ration Card Initiative' purpose.