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Rs 31,000 crore transferred in Jan Dhan accounts of 20 crore poor families, says PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the nation and announced the extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana till the end of November.

At the same time, he emphasized that provision of food to those in need during lockdown has been the foremost priority of the country. As soon as lockdown was announced, the government brought about PM Garib KalyanYojana, under which a package of Rs 1.75 lakh crore for the poor was announced.

He noted that in the last three months, Rs 31,000 crore has been transferred in the Jan Dhan accounts of almost 20 crore poor families, Rs 18,000 crore has been transferred to the bank accounts of more than 9 crore farmers and Rs 50,000 crore is being spent on PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan, which has been started to provide employment opportunities.

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