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PM Narendra Modi extends free foodgrain scheme for poor till November


  • 800  million  will  get  5kg  wheat or  rice, 1kg of pulses a  month
  • India unveiled a 1.75 trillion relief package for the poor under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana on 26 March

As many as 800 million of the country’s poorest will get 5kg of wheat or rice and 1kg of gram every month till November, continuing the PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana that started in April, Modi said in a televised speech. This will involve an additional government spending of 90,000 crore, he said.

The Modi government has been trying to help the financially weak ...


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