The Centre has announced that the govt of India has announced that will provide free foodgrain to 80 crore people under the PM Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana in the next two months as the country grapples with the acute Covid-19 crisis.
The Centre said that 5 kg free foodgrain will be provided to the poor for the month of May and June 2021. Around 80 crore people are expected to benefit from the scheme. The govt's expenditure for the move will be more than Rs 26,000 crore.
PM Narendra Modi has stressed that it is important that the poor of the country get nutritional support when the country is facing the second wave of coronavirus.