Wednesday, 12 August 2020

HM Amit Shah thanks PM for extension of PMGKAY till Novembe

Updated: July 9, 2020 10:29 am

Union Home Minister Amit Shah thanked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for approving the decision of extending the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana till November during Union Cabinet meeting.

In a series of tweets, Mr Shah said, the  determination shown by the Prime Minister to ensure there was no starvation in the country during the time of Corona pandemic is truly exemplary. Mr Shah said, at the beginning of the Corona pandemic, the Prime Minister had decided to provide three cylinders free of cost to poor women for three months under the Ujjwala scheme. He said, these three cylinders could not be used by many families, due to which its duration is also extended till September which will benefit about 7 crore 40 lakh women.

The Home Minister said, the Union Cabinet also approved an affordable rental housing complex for urban migrants under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- PMAY.

He said, with this historic decision,  PMAY flats built in cities will be available to the migrant laborers at cheaper rent. Mr Shah said that the decision of Narendra Modi government to extend  the EPF contribution till August, will benefit about 72 lakh people engaged in small businesses.

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