New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday (June 30) held a high-level meeting to debate the COVID 19 (corona virus) situation in country. AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria, DG ICMR Balaram Bhargava, Dr VK Paul, and Union Home Secretary also attended this meeting.
Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed the rising number of corona COVID 19 situation in Delhi and discussed the case in Delhi’s containment zones.
Amit Shah also discussed with the team of doctors about steps being taken for the door to door testing within the containment areas.
The Home Minister also chaired a GOM (Group of Ministers) at North Block, during which FM Nirmala Sitaraman, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar,
Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, and Commerce Minister Piyush goyal were present.
According to sources, the GOM talked about the decide to implement the announcement made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to increase Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana till November. The yojana was ending today.
Earlier within the day, Prime Minister Modi announced that his government will extend till the top of November, the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana, under which foodgrains are being provided to the poor and needy.
“The scheme will provide 80 crore people with free grains, will now be applicable in July, August, September, October, and November too.
The govt , during these five months, will give each family member 5-kilogram wheat or 5-kilogram rice free from cost, aside from this each family will get free one kg of chana (chickpeas) too monthly ,” the PM said.
After PM Modi’s announcement, the house Minister said the extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana by five months reflects Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s commitment to the welfare of the poor.
Amit Shah tweeted, “Extension of Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana reflects the prime minister`s sensitivity to crores of poor people and his commitment to their welfare.
Nobody slept hungry during a large country like India during the corona virus (COVID 19) period, because of Modi Ji`s foresight and successful implementation of the scheme.”
“For facilitating free ration to the poor by extending the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana till November, I congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi. At a similar time, I also thank the hardworking farmers and honest taxpayers of the country, whose diligence and dedication is benefitting the country`s poor people today,” he further added.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also lauded PM Modi’s commitment to the welfare of the poor. He tweeted, “The Prime Minister has given an enormous relief to the poor by announcing to increase the system of free ration to the poor to November end. This shows his sense of devotion to the welfare of the poor. I welcome this historic announcement.”
“India is fighting the coronavirus pandemic with full force under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. during this crisis, the Prime Minister has expressed special concern that no poor family should sleep hungry.
Nearly 800 million poor people have benefited through Garib Kalyan Yojana,” Singh further added.
Earlier within the day, Prime Minister Modi announced that his government will extend till the top of November,
the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana, under which foodgrains are being provided to the poor and needy.