Centre has announced that it would provide free food grains to the poor and the needy in May and June. The government, in a statement, on Friday said that 5 kilograms of food grains would be provided to the poor. This is yet another instance of policy makers responding after CNBC-TV18 raised the issue.
Yesterday CNBC-TV18 asked if the time has come for income transfers to the poor as many states have restricted economic activities. Today, the government has announced a provision of 5 kilograms of free food grains to 80 crore beneficiaries, reports Latha Venkatesh.Watch video for more.