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Eye on Gujarat polls? Govt extends free rations to poor by 3 months
The government on Wednesday extended by three months its programme to provide free rations to the poor at a cost of Rs 44,762 crore as it looked to ease pain from high inflation and make political......
Freebies Making States Cash-Strapped?
While the likelihood of these states going the Lanka or Greece way may be an alarming assessment, the financial situation of some states such as Punjab and West Bengal is indeed quite weak.......
Centre extends free foodgrain scheme for 6 months until Sept
The Narendra Modi government on Saturday extended the scheme to provide 5 kg of foodgrains free of cost to the poor by six months till September 30 at a cost of Rs 80,000 crore, as it looks to......
Ration to shasan the key to Yogi's return to power?
In the three months leading up to the assembly elections, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s government distributed over 1.4 million tonnes of wheat, 0.95 MT of rice, 0.10 MT of chana (gram),......
Covid-time 5-kg free foodgrains scheme extended till Mar 2022: Govt
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to extend distribution of 5 kg foodgrains per month for free under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) to over 80 crore ration card......
India limits wheat exports through the govt route as prices rise
India has put curbs on wheat exports through the government route, starting November last year. This comes amid a surge in domestic prices of the cereal. Photograph: Mayank Bhardwaj/Reuters In......
Govt provided free foodgrains to 80 crore poor people during Covid: FM
The government ensured that no one went hungry during the pandemic by providing free foodgrains to 80 crore poor people, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Wednesday. Photograph: PTI......
Budget 2023-24 a blue print for India@100: FM
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said the Budget for 2023-24 hopes to build on the foundation of the previous budget and blue print for India@100. IMAGE: Finance Minister Nirmala......
The Theme Of Budget 2023 Will Be....
'It has been an ongoing process, talking to the relevant ministries about eliminating leakages and curbing non-core expenditure in various schemes.' IMAGE: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman......
'Do 81 crore Indians deserve highly subsidised food grains?'
'The decision to supply free food grains is not an economically sound decision because the government will find it very difficult in future to charge anything for food grains.' Kindly note the......
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