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Centre to provide free food grains to the poor in May and June

Updated : April 23, 2021 11:16:54 IST

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.

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