Delhi Govt to give free ration to poor till May next

Delhi Govt to give free ration to poor till May next

The AAP government has decided to extend its free ration scheme by six months till May 2022, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday. - File photo

New Delhi, November 6

The AAP government has decided to extend its free ration scheme by six months till May 2022, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday.

Kejriwal appealed to PM Narendra Modi to extend the Centre’s free ration scheme for six months through the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY).

“Inflation is at its peak. The common man is struggling to manage two square meals a day. Many have lost their job due to Covid-19. Prime Minister Sir, please extend the scheme by six months. The Delhi Government is extending its free ration scheme for six months,” he said tweeted in Hindi.

The Delhi Government distributes free ration to beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act, 2013, and the PMGKAY. The city has over 2,000 fair price shops, 17.77 lakh ration card-holders and 72.78 lakh beneficiaries. — PTI

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