The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave ex-post facto approval to the allocation of additional foodgrain to beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana for May and June.
In a statement, the government said the Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved additional 5 kg of foodgrain a person a month for the 79.88 crore beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act. The government said the additional foodgrain would cost ₹25,332.92 crore.
“Additional allocation will ameliorate the hardships faced by poor due to economic disruption caused by coronavirus. No poor family will suffer on account of non-availability of food-grains due to disruption in the next two months,” the government said.
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