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Food rights activists criticise extension of free food grain scheme, say it won’t help most migrants


The Right to Food Campaign on Tuesday welcomed the Centre’s decision to provide free ration to the poor but expressed concern that no policies were announced for people without ration cards or those who are additionally included by state governments through state schemes. It said that most migrant workers do not possess ration cards and, therefore, will not benefit from this scheme.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the Centre would extend the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana till November this year, amid the economic distress caused by the coronavirus-induced lockdown. Under this scheme, all ...


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