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Cabinet approves extension of free ration scheme by three months

The government on Wednesday extended by three months its programme to provide free rations to the poor at a cost of Rs 44,762 crore as it looked to ease pain from high inflation and make political gains in the upcoming Gujarat elections.

The scheme to provide 5 kg of wheat and rice free of cost to 800 million poor every month, which was ending on Friday, will now run through December 31, 2022, I&B Minister Anurag Thakur said. Read More

Cabinet approves 4% DA hike for central govt

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First Published: Sep 28 2022 | 5:20 PM IST

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