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FM Sitharaman announces free food grain to all migrants for next two months

This is part of the three measures the government has proposed to support migrant workers

May 15, 2020 / 02:19 AM IST

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on May 14 announced the supply of free food grain to all migrants for two months.

This is part of the three measures the government has proposed to support migrant workers, who are making their way to their respective states after the announcement of national lockdown, on May 14.

The first step, she announced, will be free foodgrain supply to all migrants for the next two months.

"For non-(PDS) cardholders, they shall be given 5kg wheat/rice per person and 1 kg chana per family/month for 2 months. 8 crore migrants will benefit from this and Rs 3500 crores to be spent on this," the finance minister said.