Cabinet briefing LIVE: Agri Minister Narendra Tomar details out extension of Modi’s Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana

Last month, PM Modi said that the free ration scheme to benefit 80 crore needy people of India will be extended in the wake of increased demand for food amid the festive season.

Cabinet briefing LIVE: Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javdekar and Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar will soon address a press conference. It is expected that Prakash Javadekar will announce the cabinet decision on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision of extending Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana till November. Last month, PM Modi said that the free ration scheme to benefit 80 crore needy people of India will be extended in the wake of increased demand for food amid the festive season. He had also mentioned that the government will bear a cost of Rs 90,000 for extending the food benefits. It has also been expected that the cabinet may give a nod for EPF support to workers and businesses under PM Garib Kalyan Yojana and agree to establish the Agriculture Infra Development Fund of Rs 1 lakh crore.