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PM Modi’s address to the nation: Free ration scheme for poor extended till November

Vishnu Vasisht

While fighting Coronavirus, more than 80 crore people in India were given three months ration: Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation and made a few major announcements for the poor of the country. In this address, which lasted about 16 minutes, the Prime Minister decided to extend the poor other welfare scheme of distribution of ration to the poor and also mentioned 'One Nation One Ration Card'. The Prime Minister also spoke on the increasing negligence during Unlock. Along with this, he also spoke on the situation of Coronavirus in the country.

The Prime Minister said in his address, "If we look at the death rate due to the Coronavirus, then India is in a better position than many countries of the world. Timely lockdown and other decisions have saved the lives of millions of people in India"

"The rules were followed very seriously during the lockdown. But now, Negligence is on the rise, it should not happen".

Regarding increasing negligence after the end of the lockdown phase in the country, the Prime Minister said that since unlock 1 in the country, negligence in personal and social behavior is also increasing. At first, we were very cautious about wearing a mask, maintaining social distance washing hands several times a day for 20 seconds. We need to continue with the same vigilance".

The Prime Minister said that Coronavirus still needs attention. "Especially in the Containment Zones, we have to pay a lot of attention. Whenever people are not following the rules, we have to interrupt, stop them and explain".

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"During the lockdown, the top priority of the country was the poor. Be it central government, state governments, civil society people, everyone has made every effort that none of our brothers and sisters go hungry," he said.

The Prime Minister said, "In the last three months, 31 thousand crore rupees have been deposited directly into the Jan Dhan accounts of 20 crore poor families. During this time, 18 thousand crores have been deposited in the bank accounts of more than nine crore farmers," he added.

"We have more work during and after the rainy season, mainly in the agricultural sector. There is a slight slowness in other sectors. Gradually, festivals also begin from July. The time of festivals also increases needs and also increases expenses. Keeping all these things in mind, it has been decided that the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana will now be extended till Diwali and Chhath Puja, i.e. by the end of November," he said.

The Prime Minister said, "In a way, our government has given free grains to two and a half times more people than the total population of America, 12 times more than the population of Britain and more than twice the population of European Union".

"While fighting Coronavirus, more than 80 crore people in India were given three months ration, i.e. five kilograms of wheat or rice free for every family," he said.

The government is providing free food grains to the poor and needy due to farmers and honest taxpayers.

PM Modi said, "Today, if the government is able to provide free food grains to the poor and needy, the credit goes to two sections. The hardworking farmers of our country, our Annadata and the other - the honest taxpayer of our country".

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