New Delhi: Union Residence Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday held a gathering of Group of Ministers (GoM) at his North Block workplace right here after Prime Minister Narendra Modi prolonged the free ration scheme for 80 crore poor by 5 extra months.
Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman, Narendra Singh Tomar, Ram Vilas Paswan and Piyush Goel attended the assembly, which was chaired by Shah. The assembly started round 5.30 pm and was nonetheless on on the time of submitting of the report.
The Residence Minister referred to as the assembly quickly after the Prime Minister in his handle to the nation introduced the extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) until November to offer 5 kg free rice or wheat to every member of a beneficiary household together with 1 kg gram (chana) to every household monthly.
Because the scheme would proceed to stay relevant from July until November, it’s learnt, the GoM is discussing the administration and implementation of the PMGKAY scheme.
Throughout this five-month interval, greater than 80 crore folks will probably be supplied free ration monthly and the federal government will spend greater than Rs 90,000 crore on the identical. If the bills within the earlier three months are taken under consideration, the expenditure totals to virtually Rs 1.5 lakh crore.