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Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana to be extended till November

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a key government scheme for free food grain to more than 80 crore poor people will be extended until November.

PM Modi’s announcement came during his address to the nation as the country’s coronavirus disease (Covid-19) tally surged beyond 5.66 lakh.

“This time of festivals also increases needs and expenses. Keeping all these things in mind, it has been decided that the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana should now be extended till Diwali and Chhath Puja, that is, by the end of November,” PM Modi said in his sixth address to the nation since the coronavirus pandemic started.

 

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