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Centre extends free foodgrain programme for six months until Sept

Govt will spend another Rs 80,000 cr in the next six months, till September, 2022 on Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Press Trust of India New Delhi
The Centre has extended the free foodgrain programme 'PMGKAY' for six months till September this year to provide relief to poor, Union minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday. A decision in this regard was taken in the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Food Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted that the government has extended the scheme till September 2022. The extension of the scheme despite the end of the COVID-19 pandemic shows the Modi government's sensitivity towards poor, he tweeted.
Under the PMGKAY programme, which is running for the past years, the government will distribute 1,003 lakh tonnes foodgrain at a cost of Rs 3.4 lakh crore to the exchequer.

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First Published: Mar 26 2022 | 7:32 PM IST

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