free grain scheme till election
New Delhi. The central government has decided to run the free food grains scheme till the assembly elections of five states to be held next year. Earlier, there was news from the government that the term of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana is being completed on November 30 and after that it will not be extended. It was only after this news that the Uttar Pradesh government on its part announced to run the scheme of giving five kilograms of food grains to the poor for six more months. Now the central government has decided to extend this scheme for four months i.e. till 31 March 2022.
Under this scheme, about 80 crore people are given five kg food grains and one kg pulses every month by the central government. This scheme was started during the lockdown imposed after the outbreak of Corona virus. Later it was extended till 31st December 2020 and after that again it was extended twice. In the meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, it was decided to extend this scheme by four months.
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Apart from this, in another major decision in the Union Cabinet, the government approved the proposal to withdraw all three agricultural laws. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the withdrawal of these three laws on November 19, the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. After the approval of the cabinet, the proposal to withdraw the law will be passed in both the houses in the winter session of Parliament. Then it will be sent to the President for approval, after which all the three agricultural laws that led to the farmers’ movement will be abolished. Other demands of farmers such as the issue of legal guarantee of Minimum Support Price (MSP) were not discussed in the cabinet meeting.
However, it is being told that the process of withdrawing these three controversial laws will be completed in the first three days of the winter session of Parliament starting from November 29. Point to be noted is that The three agriculture laws were approved by the Lok Sabha on September 17, 2020. The President signed the proposal of all three laws on 27 September. Since then, farmers’ organizations started agitation against agricultural laws. Farmers The decisive fight against these laws was started by the farmers on 26 November 2020, when they came to the Delhi border and sat on a dharna. On Friday 26 November, one year of the farmers’ movement is being completed. The farmers are still sitting on the agitation.