PM Modi interacts with PMGKAY beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh, ‘every grain reaching beneficiaries’
PM Narendra Modi was interacting with beneficiaries of the scheme through video-conferencing as the state observed the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana Day.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday interacted with beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana in Uttar Pradesh through video-conferencing.
Launching a statewide awareness campaign on the food security scheme, Modi said it is a matter of immense satisfaction that every grain sent to the state is reaching the beneficiaries.
The awareness programme is meant to ensure that no beneficiary is left out from availing the benefits of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana. “The way Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana is being implemented in the state defines the new Uttar Pradesh,” he said, adding that during previous regimes, foodgrains meant for the poor were looted.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was also in attendance.
The PM interacted with beneficiaries present at select fair price shops in Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Moradabad, Hamirpur, Ayodhya, Barabanki, Bahraich, Shahjahanpur, Kaushambi and Agra.
Almost 15 crore beneficiaries in the state have been getting rations free of cost through the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, an official statement said.
Modi, who began the conversation with the beneficiaries by urging them to encourage more people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus (Covid-19) disease, said nobody should believe in rumours.
During the interaction, he also hit out at the Opposition for disrupting the ongoing Monsoon session of Parliament. “No matter how much some people (Opposition) try to disrupt Parliament proceedings and stall the development of the country, our country cannot become hostage to such selfishness and politics,” Modi said.
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