In a televised address to the nation, Modi announced extension of the PMGKAY, a free ration scheme, for 80 crore people across the country till end of November.
The extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment to the welfare of the poor, BJP president J P Nadda said on Tuesday.In a televised address to the nation, Modi announced extension of the PMGKAY, a free ration scheme, for 80 crore people across the country till end of November.
Under the scheme, five kgs of wheat or rice and one kg of pulses per month will be given free of cost to the poor. The scheme was initially rolled out for three months.Underlining that Modi is leading the country with alertness and sensitivity during the COVID-19 crisis, Nadda, in a series of tweets, said the prime minister should be applauded for saving lives and livelihood amid this pandemic.
Describing the extension of PMGKAY as a visionary step, the BJP chief said this shows Modi’s commitment to the welfare of the poor.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar congratulated PM Modi for Extending Free Ration Scheme to Poor
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday introduced the extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), a programme to offer loose ration for over eighty crore human beings, by and large poor, by using 5 extra months until November end. Art of Living Foundation founder and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar congratulated PM Modi for taking one of these “ancient degree.”
‘This welfare degree now not best conjures up self belief…’
Taking to Twitter, Sri Sri welcomed the decision of PM Modi and stated this welfare degree not best evokes self assurance however additionally gets rid of the fear of hunger, which had gripped the usa.In a televised cope with to the kingdom, the Prime Minister stated over Rs ninety,000 crore might be spent at the programme’s extension, and if the final 3 months expenditure on account of the unfastened ration scheme is delivered then the overall finances can be approximately Rs 1.5 lakh crore.
Govt running on ‘one nation, one ration card’
The scheme became rolled out for three months from April quickly after the nationwide lockdown changed into announced to fight the COVID-19. PM Modi cited that July marks the beginning of the festive season when humans’s wishes in addition to expenditure boom.
“Keeping all these items in thoughts, it has been determined to extend Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana as much as Diwali and Chhath Puja till the November end,” PM said on the eve of the start of ‘Unlock-2’ for a graded go out from the country wide lockdown that become imposed on March 25. ‘Unlock-1’ ends on Tuesday.
The Prime Minister, in his sixteen-minute address, stated that the critical authorities is likewise running on the “one country, one ration card” initiative which, he added, will benefit humans dwelling out of doors their home for employment and different wishes the maximum. This turned into PM Modi’s sixth address to the country after the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Underscoring the enormity of the free ration scheme, he stated it covers two and 1/2 instances the population of the United States, 12 times the populace of the United Kingdom and double the population of the European Union. Each member of a circle of relatives included below the scheme gets five-kilogram wheat or rice, and every circle of relatives gets one-kilogram whole gram in line with month as nicely.
Prithviraj, Aashiq Abu, and Vaariyamkunnan Team receives negative comments from the public
Not too long ago, director Aashiq Abu announced his upcoming venture with Prithviraj Sukumaran. The movie titled Vaariyamkunnan will have the Superstar essaying the role of a rebellion fighter of Malabar, Variyan Kunnathu Kunjahammed Haji who fought against the British rule in 1921.
Well, looks like the political outfits of Kerala are not happy with the announcement, as the team has been receiving threats over the storyline of the movie. It is said that the team members including Prithviraj and Aashiq Abu were asked to drop the project by the outfits, especially on social media.
The team announced that the filming of the movie will happen in 2021 during the 100th anniversary of the Malabar revolution, the actor on his social media handle wrote, “He stood up against an empire that ruled a quarter of the world. Etched out his own country with an army that waged a never before the war against the British. Though history was burned and buried, the legend lived on! The legend of a leader, a soldier, a patriot. A film on the man who became the face of the 1921 Malabar revolution. #Vaariyamkunnan. Filming begins in 2021. On the 100th anniversary.”
Well, we will have to wait and watch to see if the actor and director, in the coming days, responds to the threats or not. It is to be noted, that this is not the first time a movie is receiving heat from a section of people. Recently, Tovino Thomas’ Minnal Murali movie set resembling a church was vandalized by a group apparently with political backing. Coming back to Vaariyamkunnan, the movie will mark the maiden collaboration of Prithviraj and Aashiq Abu.
Bankrolled by Zikandar and Moideen under the banner Compassion Movies, the film is scripted by Harshad and Rameez. Cinematographer Shyju Khalid will crank the camera for the movie. The remaining cast of the movie is yet to be announced by the makers.
Not commenting on Mullappally’s remarks as CM has already responded on it: Health Minister
Health Minister KK Shailaja on Monday said that she does not intend to comment on KPCC president Mullappally Ramachandran’s controversial remarks as the Chief Minister has already responded on the matter. Earlier, Mullappally Ramachandran had stirred up a controversy by stating that the health minister is trying to earn the title of ‘COVID queen’ after earning the title of ‘Nipah princess’.
“She first played a ‘guest role’ when Nipah struck Kozhikode and earned the title ‘Nipah princess’. Now she is trying to earn the title of ‘COVID queen’ when our diaspora is waiting to return to their home town,” Mullappally said while taking part at the protest held in front of the Secretariat.
Following this several Left leaders including chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan lashed out at Mullappally over the remark.
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