Ashok Gehlot (TOI file picture)
JAIPUR: Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday stated66274834Prime Minister Narendra Modi ought to have made an announcement concerning the India-China stand-off in his handle to the nation.
He, nevertheless, welcomed the step to increase free ration distribution until November.
“Extension of free ration until November finish is a welcome step. However thus far not a lot has been executed to create demand-oriented initiatives which is able to finally assist in reviving the economic system, together with Direct Money Switch,” Gehlot stated in a tweet.
“Furthermore, Hon’ble PM ought to have made an announcement on the India-China stand off as Nation deserves to know the truth,” he stated.
Gehlot added that Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has been, within the curiosity of t individuals, demanding that the Centre launch a scheme on the strains of NYAY Yojana to offer direct monetary help to individuals.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday introduced extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), a programme to offer free ration for over 80 crore individuals, principally poor, by 5 extra months until November finish.
In a televised handle to the nation, he stated over Rs 90,000 crore shall be spent on the programme’s extension, and if the final three months expenditure on account of the free ration scheme is added then the entire finances shall be about Rs 1.5 lakh crore.