India News | Over 4.5 MT Lakh of food grains provided to beneficiaries under the first and second phase of PM-Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana
Panchkula (Haryana) [India], Sep 24 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who is on a day-long visit to Haryana, said on Friday that more than 4.5 lakh metric tonnes of food grains had been provided to beneficiaries of the first and second phase of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana.
His remarks took place during an interaction with industry bodies, business professionals and representatives of the social sector as part of the “Seva Aur Samarpan Abhiyan” in Panchkula, Haryana.
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“As part of the first and second phases (April-November 2020) of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, more than 4.5 lakh MT of food grains were provided to more than 1.11 crore beneficiaries and 18,812 MT of legumes / chana to 27.27 lakh beneficiaries in Haryana, ”says Sitharaman.
Sitharaman added: “During the third phase, 56,891 MT of food grains were provided to 1.13 crore beneficiaries in May 2021, 56,581 MT to 1.13 crore in June, 56,408 MT to 1.12 crore. crore in July, 56,596 MT at 1.13 crore in August and 14,278 MT were provided to 28.55 lakh recipients in September (as on September 16). “
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Earlier today, Sitharaman met with the Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, at his residence in Haryana. Following this, she visited a COVID-19 vaccination center in Sector 17, Panchkula. She was accompanied by the Minister of Health of Haryana, Anil Vij.
As part of this program, the government decided to allocate free food grains at 5 kilograms per person per month to nearly 80 crore of beneficiaries covered by the National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA).
This allocation would be added to the NFSA food grains for the next two months, that is to say May and June 2021, according to the same pattern as the previous “Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY)”. (ANI)
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