India prioritised poor to combat coronavirus crisis: PM Modi interacts with PMGKAY beneficiaries in MP
Coronavirus pandemic is the biggest disaster faced by humanity in the last 100 years, PM Modi said.
India gave first priority to the poor in its strategy to combat the Covid-19 crisis, PM Modi said as he addressed beneficiaries of PMGKAY (Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana) in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday.
In a virtual address, he said that the government will focus on the development of all sections of society.
PM Modi described the coronavirus pandemic as the biggest disaster faced by humanity in the last 100 years.
He also urged people to continue wearing masks, sanitize hands and maintain social distancing to check the spread of the virus.
India gave the first priority to the poor, in its strategy to combat the crisis due to coronavirus. Be it Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana or Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Yojana, we thought about food and employment of the poor from day one itself, he said.
He also said that 50 crore vaccines against Covid-19 have been administered in India till Friday. As many as 5 crore people in Madhya Pradesh and 80 crore in the entire country got free ration under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana during coronavirus pandemic, PM Modi said.
He also said that Indians should buy handicraft items during the festive season to encourage business in this sector.
Not just wheat, rice or pulses but over 8 crore poor families were even provided free gas cylinders during the lockdown. Over 20 crore women received around Rs 30,000 crores directly in their Jan Dhan bank accounts, the Prime Minister stated.
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana program is being held with an objective to create awareness about the scheme so that no eligible person is left out.
Madhya Pradesh Governor Mangubhai Patel and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan were also in attendance on the occasion today.
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