Tue. Aug 16th, 2022
Exclusive | Govt plans to extend free foodgrains scheme on a month-on-month basis As part of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package, the government announced insurance cover of Rs 50 lakh per health worker, Rs 500 per month to 20 crore women Jan Dhan account holders, free gas cylinders to 8 crore families, increase in wage under Mahatma Gandhi Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 from Rs 182 to Rs 202 per day, and ex-gratia of Rs 1,000 to 3 crore poor senior citizens and widows