During Ongoing Pandemic, PMGKY Reduces Anxiety Of The Poor And Boosts Their Confidence: PM Modi
“Today, under the leadership of Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, the free ration is distributed to lakhs of families in Gujarat. This free ration reduces the worries of the poor in this time of global pandemic and increases their confidence,” he said. declared the Prime Minister.
“After independence, almost all governments talked about providing the poor with food at a reasonable price. The scope and budget of reasonable rationing programs has increased year by year, but the effect it should have remained limited.
Recalling his past experience, the prime minister said earlier that the country’s food reserves continued to increase, but hunger and malnutrition had not decreased by this proportion. “One of the main reasons for this was the lack of an efficient delivery system. To change this situation, new works were launched after 2014,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.
“Today, in addition to the quota of wheat at Rs 2 / kg, rice at Rs 3 / kg, 5 kg of wheat and rice are distributed free of charge to each beneficiary. That is, almost double the amount of ration is supplied to ration card holders than before this program. This program will last until Diwali ”, declared the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister also said in his speech that “empowering the poor” is a top priority today.
“Today the country spends thousands of millions of dollars on infrastructure, but at the same time, to improve the quality of life of ordinary human beings, it is also setting new benchmarks in terms of ease of life. poor people is a top priority today, ”Prime Minister Modi said.
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana is a food security program that was envisioned by the Prime Minister to provide assistance and help mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Gujarat Chief Deputy Minister Nitinbhai Patel also attended the event.