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Cabinet extends 5-kg free foodgrains scheme till March 2022, says Anurag Thakur
India

Cabinet extends 5-kg free foodgrains scheme till March 2022, says Anurag Thakur

Thakur said this will cost the exchequer an additional Rs 53,344 crore to the exchequer. He added that the total cost of PMGKAY would reach about Rs 2.6 lakh crore, including all five phases of this ongoing programme

Centre extends PMGKAY till Nov for 80 crore people; will spend Rs 93,869 cr on free foodgrains scheme
India

Centre extends PMGKAY till Nov for 80 crore people; will spend Rs 93,869 cr on free foodgrains scheme

Under PMGKAY, launched during the first COVID-19 wave last year, 80 crore beneficiaries covered under the National Food Security Act are provided 5 kg additional foodgrains free of cost per month