Cabinet Approves Distribution Of Free Foodgrains To Poor Till November

The choice was taken to assist the poorest of the nation amid the lockdown. (File)

New Delhi:

The Union Cupboard at present accredited extending the scheme for distribution of free meals grains to the nation’s poorest till the tip of November to assist them deal with the financial ache of the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

On the choices taken by the Union Cupboard headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Info and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar mentioned 81 crore poorest will likely be offered 5 kg free foodgrains per individual for 5 extra months and one kg pulses per 30 days. The scheme would value Rs 1.49 lakh crore.

Additionally, the federal government allowed 7.Four crore poor girls to avail of three free LPG cylinders until September. Beforehand, they had been to avail of this quota between April and June, he mentioned.

Additionally, the Cupboard accredited the extension of the EPF contribution 24 per cent (12 per cent staff share and 12 per cent employers share) for one more three months from June to August 2020. The transfer will profit over 72 lakh staff and price the federal government Rs 4,860 crore.

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