5 Kg Free Ration.
The central government has once again declared the Prime Minister's Garib Kalyan Aliya Yojana (PM Gareeb Kalyan Ann Yojana) for poor families in the wake of the second wave of coronavirus.
The central government will provide 5 kg of additional food grains (rice/wheat) per person free of charge to ration cardholders in May and June under this scheme. This will help 80 million people.
As the country is facing the second wave, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasized the importance of providing nutritional help to the country's poor. When many nations seek an economic package from the central government, this decision seems to be irrational.
In light of the current situation of the nation, the government has introduced the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana once more. The country is witnessing a second wave of coronavirus infections, and many state governments have implemented numerous restrictions to break the virus's transmission chain.
This project would cost the government more than 26,000 crores. In every phase of this tragedy, the government stands by the people.