In the time of Koro, the poor will get free food again, 80 crore people will get this benefit
In view of the Koro epidemic, the central government has announced 5 kg of free foodgrains per person for the next two months under the Prime Minister’s Poor Welfare Food Scheme. This grain will be given to the poor in May and June 2021. The central government’s initiative is expected to benefit 800 million people. It may be mentioned that even last year, during the lockdown, foodgrains were distributed to the people under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana.
At a time when the country is facing another wave of corona, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the re-implementation of the scheme to ensure that the poor get enough food. Which will be applicable for two months. The central government will spend Rs 26,000 crore on the scheme.
In the first wave of Corona, joint efforts helped India to control the transition of Corona
On Friday, PM Modi also spoke of providing adequate cooperation to all states to fight the Corona. Reviewing the current review of the Corona epidemic after discussions with the most affected states in the country, PM Modi said that in the first wave of Corona, joint efforts and joint strategies had helped India to control the Corona transition as well. The same can be said in the second wave.
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A statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) after the meeting said that this time the virus is affecting several states as well as Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities. He vowed to work together to fight the epidemic and fight herd immunity. The statement saidThe Prime Minister assured the states of full cooperation in this fight and said that the Union Ministry of Health is in constant touch with all the states and is constantly monitoring the situation as well as giving them necessary advice from time to time.
What the Prime Minister said about the supply of oxygen
On the issues raised by the states regarding oxygen supply, the Prime Minister said that continuous efforts were being made to increase its supply. He said that all the concerned departments and ministries are working together in this direction. He said the oxygen used in industrial use is also being used for medical oxygen requirements.