PM Modi extends Garib Kalayan Yojana till Diwali
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced that the PM Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana will be extended throughout India till Diwali. Addressing the nation in a televised address, PM Modi said with this step, the government will be providing free ration to nearly 80 crore people.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the extension of the PM Garib Kalyan Yojana will incur an expenditure of Rs 90,000 crore. The scheme will be extended till November.
Overall, the PM Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana will cost nearly 1.5 lakh crore, he said.
Laying stress on the upcoming festive season, Pm PM Modi said this is a time when needs and expenses of families increase.
"Keeping all this in mind, the government has decided that the Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana will be extended till Diwali and Chatth Pooja, i.e. till November."