IMF lauds PM Modi's food security scheme, says PMGKAY averted rise in extreme poverty during COVID-19 pandemic
The IMF paper said PM Modi's food security scheme, PMGKAY, has been critical in preventing any increase in extreme poverty levels in India during the pandemic
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
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
Coronavirus Updates: Centre tells states to enable all doctors, including private practitioners, to prescribe COVID-19 tests
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Union health secretary Preeti Sudan and ICMR director general Balram Bhargava on Wednesday wrote to state governments and Union territories to increase testing.