New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday, announced that the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana will be extended till the end of November.
The scheme, earlier announced for a three-month period, covered 80 crore ration card holders. Each household was provided 5 kg of food grains (rice or wheat) and 1 kg of pulses free of cost. Both the Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled and Opposition-led governments had urged the Centre to extend it.
In March, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the first economic package to tackle the coronavirus crisis. The scheme ends on June 30.