Prime Minister Narendra Modi:- Announced extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana in June.
He addresses to the nation in June that Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana will extend, a program to provide free ration for over 80 crore people. Mostly poor by five more months till November end, this scheme was rolled out for three months from April to June but now soon after the nationwide lockdown was announced to combat the COVID-19.
Narendra Modi Ji noted that July marks the beginning of the festive season when people’s needs as well as expenditure increase.
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana which was announced by Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on March 26, around 80 crore ration cardholders in the country, has been entitled to 5 kilograms of grains (Wheat or Rice) per person, free of charge.
However, if you have not got the benefit of the scheme the individual person can lodge a complaint against the same here ” He or She can call on the toll-Free Number:- 1800-180-2087 or 1800-212-5512 “.
The Central government has decided to give free food grains to the poor until the month of November. But shopkeepers in many places are doing a lot of dishonesty in this direction and are giving a low amount of food grains or not giving food grains to the poor.
This is a legally punishable offense against which the government has decided to take action but it requires the aggrieved public to report such activity to the administration. We Citizens of the country can also lodge a complaint by visiting the office of the Food Supply Controller or the Consumer Assistance Centre of the state, this scheme is available only for those having a ration card but now the government has decided to give free supplies to every citizen of the country.