Under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, about 42 crores poor have received financial assistance of Rs 53,248 crore from the Central Government. The government gave information about this on Wednesday. An official release issued by the Finance Ministry said, “Under the Prime Minister’s Poor Welfare Package of Rs. 1.70 lakh crore, the government announced free grain and cash payments to women and cash transfers to poor elders and farmers.” Central and state governments are monitoring the rapid implementation of the package. About 42 crore poor people have received financial assistance of Rs 53,248 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package.
The release said that Rs 16,394 crore was spent to pay the first installment of the PM-Kisan scheme to 8.19 crore beneficiaries. At the same time, Rs 20,344 crore has been spent to pay two installments in the account of 20.05 crore women Jan Dhan account holders.
➡️36.93LMT foodgrains provided to 73.86cr beneficiaries for Apr
➡️32.92LMT foodgrains provided to 65.85cr beneficiaries for May
➡️3.58LMT foodgrains provided to 7.16cr beneficiaries for June
➡️1.91LMT pulses provided to 17.9cr households
This release said that Rs 2,814.5 crore had been spent for the payment of two installments to 2.81 crores elderly, widows, and Divyangs. Apart from this, financial assistance worth Rs 4,312.82 crore has been sent to the 2.3 crore workers associated with the construction of the building. The government has contributed 24 percent of the share of both employer and employee in the PF account of 59.23 lakh employees. So far an amount of 895.09 crores has been spent on this