Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, in his address to the nation at 4 pm, announced that the government is extending PM Garib Kalyan Yojana till November-end.
With this extension, 80 crore people will get free grains for the next five months. Under the scheme, every household will be provided with 5 kg of rice or wheat every month until November. Additionally, the government will also provide 1 kg chana dal to every household.
According to the PM, the extension of PM Garib Kalyan Yojana will cost Rs 90,000 crore to the Centre. And if you add the expenses of the last three months to it, then the cost to Centre rises to Rs 1.5 lakh crore," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.