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PM has ensured no one sleeps hungry in country: Javadekar on extension of Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana

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New Delhi, Jun 30: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ensured no one sleeps hungry in the country, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday, hailing the extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY).

PM has ensured no one sleeps hungry in country: Javadekar on extension of Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana
    PM Modi: 80 Cr people to get free food grains till November and more news| Oneindia News

    In a televised address to the nation, Modi announced extension of the PMGKAY, a free ration scheme, for 80 crore people across the country till end of November. Under the scheme, five kgs of wheat or rice and one kg of pulses per month will be given free of cost to the poor. The scheme was initially rolled out for three months.

    PM Modi announces free rations till November; 80 crore people to benefit

    "Eighty crore people which means 16 crore families will get 25 kgs food grains free in next five months, five kgs chana dal free in five months," Javadekar said.

    "No other country in the world has such a food security scheme. This will take care of food for everybody," he said.

    This will ensure no one sleeps hungry in the country, the Union minister said and added that the prime minister should be congratulated for this. On the extension of the PMGKAY, Modi said it will cost the government Rs 90,000 crore more.

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