The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave ex-post facto approval to the allocation of additional foodgrain to beneficiaries beneath the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana for May and June.
In an announcement, the federal government stated the Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, authorized additional 5 kg of foodgrain an individual a month for the 79.88 crore beneficiaries beneath the National Food Security Act. The authorities stated the additional foodgrain would value ₹25,332.92 crore.
“Additional allocation will ameliorate the hardships faced by poor due to economic disruption caused by coronavirus. No poor family will suffer on account of non-availability of food-grains due to disruption in the next two months,” the federal government stated.