PM Modi Speech Highlights: Free ration for 80 crore people till November end

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Updated: June 30, 2020 11:05:25 pm

Narendra Modi Speech Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today address the nation at 4 PM. PM Modi's address comes against the backdrop of a bitter standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh.

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PM Modi Speech Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation came against the backdrop of India entering “Unlock 2.0” from July 1 for which guidelines were issued by the Union Home Ministry on Monday night.

The new guidelines have further eased the restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus lockdown. The Prime Minister’s Office tweeted on Monday night, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 4 PM tomorrow.”

In his speech, PM Modi announced the extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), a programme to provide free ration for over 80 crore people, mostly poor, by five more months till November end.

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    22:21 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Puducherry CM thanks PM for extension of free foodgrains scheme

    Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Tuesday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement to supply foodgrains free of cost till November-end. Modi had during his address to the nation on the eve of the country entering 'Unlock 2.0' said the scheme to supply foodgrains free of cost would be extended for a further period of five months till November-end. (PTI)

    21:52 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    At least 10 kg ration required per month to prevent hunger deaths: Left parties on PMGKAY extension

    The Left parties on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi extending the PMGKAY scheme to provide 5 kg free ration to the needy is not enough as 10 kg per month is required to prevent hunger deaths. They said extension of the scheme's period had been their demand throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In a televised address this evening, Modi announced extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) by five months till November end. Under the programme over 80 crore people, mostly poor, will be provided 5 kg of wheat or rice and one kg of pulses. The scheme was rolled out for three months from April, soon after the nationwide lockdown was announced to contain the spread of COVID-19. (PTI)

    21:22 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Ministers, BJP leaders hail extension of PMGKAY, say it shows PM's commitment to welfare of poor

    Applauding the extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), BJP leaders and Union ministers on Tuesday said this shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government's commitment to the welfare of the poor amid the coronavirus crisis. In a televised address to the nation, Modi announced that the PMGKAY, a free ration scheme, would be extended for 80 crore people across the country till end of November. Under the scheme, five kg of wheat or rice and one kg of pulses will be given free of cost to the poor every month. The scheme was initially rolled out for three months. Underlining that Modi is leading the country with alertness and sensitivity during the COVID-19 crisis, BJP chief J P Nadda, in a series of tweets, said the prime minister should be applauded for saving lives and livelihood amid this pandemic. (PTI) 

    20:46 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Goa CM hails PM's free ration scheme extension announcement

    Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement on extending till November a free ration scheme expected to benefit 80 crore Indians. PM Modi on Tuesday announced extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY), under which each beneficiary gets 5 kilograms of rice or wheat and one kilogram of preferred pulse per month free, till end of November. "I welcome the extension. This is a gift to 80 crore Indians. It is a step taken by the PM to reach out to the most deprived in society," Sawant told reporters. (PTI) 

    19:41 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Amit Shah says extension of PMGKY shows sensitivity of PM Modi

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said the extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), a programme to provide free ration for over 80 crore people, shows the sensitivity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the millions of poor and their welfare. Congratulating the prime minister for extending the scheme till November, Shah also thanked farmers and honest taxpayers of the country, saying their hard work and dedication was helping the benefits reach the poor. "The extension of Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana shows the sensitivity of Shri @NarendraModi ji to the millions of poor and his commitment for their welfare. Nobody slept hungry in a large country like India during the Corona period, thanks to Modiji's foresight and successful implementation of the scheme," he tweeted in Hindi. (PTI)

    19:03 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Modi speech today: PHD Chamber appreciates extension of Prime Minister's Pro -Poor reform measures

    Government's timely decisions and pro-active measures have played a pivotal role in keeping India in a very stable situation, compared to other Nations of the World, in it's battle against COVID-19, said Dr D K Aggarwal, President PHD Chamber of commerce and Industry in a Press Statement issued here today.

    We appreciate the Prime Minister's pro-poor initiatives of extending the Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) till the end of November, 2020, the period when Nation welcomes the festive seasons of Diwali, Chhat Pooja, among other. Under this scheme around 80 Crore, poor and needy, Indians will be provided free ration. This will boost the sentiments of the poor and will help the Nation fight against Covid-19 in unity, said Dr D K Aggarwal.

    The successful allocation of Rs 1.75 lakh crores by the government in the last 3 months with Rs 31,000 Crore deposited in bank accounts of 20 Crore poor families and Rs 18,000 Crore deposited in bank accounts of more than 9 Crore farmers, will go a long way in boosting the morale of our farmers, the labourers, poor and the needy, said Dr Aggarwal.

    Prime Minister's assertiveness on implementation of 'One Nation One Ration Card' scheme, at the earliest, will greatly benefit the migrant labourers and their families and help in getting the migrant labourer back to their states of work, further reviving economic activities, said Dr Aggarwal.

    PHD Chamber assures the government to continue its noble initiatives of helping the poor, needy and the frontline warriors and ensure that No Indian sleeps hungry.

    Also through our member organisations, we ensure to spread awareness to all citizens to abide by the safety and social distancing norms laid down by the government, meticulously follow the sanitization procedures and be a warrior in India's fight against Covid-19, said Dr Aggarwal.

    18:36 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Javadekar says PM has ensured no one sleeps hungry in country

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ensured no one sleeps hungry in the country, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday, hailing the extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY). In a televised address to the nation, Modi announced extension of the PMGKAY, a free ration scheme, for 80 crore people across the country till end of November. (PTI)

    17:53 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    BJP chief J P Nadda says extension of PMGKAY shows PM Modi's commitment to welfare of poor

    The extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to the welfare of the poor, BJP president J P Nadda said on Tuesday. In a televised address to the nation, Modi announced extension of the PMGKAY, a free ration scheme, for 80 crore people across the country till end of November. Under the scheme, five kgs of wheat or rice and one kg of pulses per month will be given free of cost to the poor. The scheme was initially rolled out for three months. (PTI)

    17:31 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    PM Modi said govt to spend Rs 90,000 crore for free ration to poor

    Rs 90,000 crore to be spent more on providing free ration to poor for five more months, says PM Modi

    17:01 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    This PM was fined Rs 13,000 for not wearing mask! Check the incident PM Modi referred to

    PM Narendra Modi reminded that the prime minister of a country was fined for not wearing a face mask amid the covid-19 pandemic. However, the PM did not mention the country or the prime minister who was imposed fine for the act of negligence. As per a Reuters report, it was the Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov who was fined 300 Levs by the country’s health ministry for failing to wear a mask during his visit to a church on June 23. Read Full Story

    16:54 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    PM Modi Live: We need to be more careful, increasing negligence is a cause of worry

    In his speech today, PM Modi noted: "...considering corona’s death rate, India is comparatively in a better position compared to many countries of the world. Timely imposition of lockdown and other decisions have saved lakhs of lives. But we have also seen that since Unlock-One, there is increasing negligence in personal and social behaviour. Earlier, we were very careful with respect to wearing of masks, social distancing and washing of hands for 20 seconds. But today, when we need to be more careful, increasing negligence is a cause of worry."

    16:35 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Modi Speech Today: PM Modi hailed taxpayers

    Prime Minister Modi said, "Today, if the government is able to provide free food grains to the poor & the needy, the credit goes to two sections. First, the hardworking farmers of our country and second, the honest taxpayers. I thank you from my heart."

    16:18 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Modi speech Live: Anna Yojana to cost Rs 90,000 crore

    PM Modi said that PM Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana will be extended till the end of November. The extension will cost over Rs 90 thousand crore. "Under PM Garib Kalyan Yojana, we announced a package of Rs. 1.75 lakh crore. In the last 3 months, Rs. 31,000 crore deposited in bank accounts of 20 crore poor families. Also, Rs. 18000 crore deposited in bank accounts of more than 9 crore farmers," PM said.

    16:14 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Modi speech Live: Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana expanded till November

    PM Modi said that Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana expanded till November. It will benefit around 80 crore people.

    16:10 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Modi speech Live: India is still in a very stable situation

    PM Modi said ever since Unlock1 started in the country, negligence in personal and social behaviour has been increasing. Earlier, we were more cautious about the use of masks, 'do gaj doori' and washing hands several times a day for 20 seconds. In comparison to other countries across the globe, India is still in a very stable situation, in the battle against COVID19. Timely decisions and measures have played a great role, he said.

    16:07 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    No one is above law, says PM Modi

    Prime Minister said that local administration should be strict for implementation of locdown guidelines. No one should be above law.

    16:05 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    PM says people have become careless against Coronavirus

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that since Unlock 1, people seem to have become careless against coronavirus.

    16:03 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Narendra Modi address to nation Live: PM's speech begins

    PM Modi's address to the nation has started. Stay tuned for updated and analysis on PM's speech today.

    14:52 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    PM reviews COVID vaccination preparedness

    Ahead of his scheduled address to the nation at 4 pm, PM Narendra Modi today chaired a high-level meeting to review the preparations being undertaken for vaccination against COVID19, as and when a vaccine is available. The Prime Minister has directed officials to evaluate various technology and tools to ensure efficient and timely vaccination in due course of time. PM Modi also directed that detailed planning for such large scale vaccination should be undertaken immediately.

    At the meeting, the current status of Indian and global vaccine development efforts was also reviewed. PM Modi highlighted India’s responsibility and commitment to the global community to play an enabling role in global vaccination efforts against.

    14:32 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Chinese app ban can revive tech jobs in big way: Kiran Majumdar Shaw

    Kiran Majumdar Shaw has said that the ban on Chinese apps is a good opportunity for Indian techies to come up with new and innovative app. "The Government has actually provided a huge opportunity to tech start ups to leverage the App ban n create new and innovative Apps. If they miss this opportunity they have themselves to blame. This can revive tech jobs in a big way," she tweeted.

    14:24 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    China responds to India’s ban on TikTok, other apps

    After the Modi government put a ban on 59 Chinese apps due to concerns mounting over sovereignty, integrity, and security of the country, China said that the Indian government has a responsibility to uphold the legal rights of international investors including those from China. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian underlined that the Chinese government always asks Chinese businesses to abide by international and local laws-regulations, ANI reported. Read Full Story

    13:26 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Before PM's address to nation, China reacts on apps ban news

    China is strongly concerned, verifying the situation, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian on India banning Chinese apps. "We want to stress that Chinese Govt always asks Chinese businesses to abide by international & local laws-regulations. Indian Govt has a responsibility to uphold the legal rights of international investors including Chinese ones," he said. (ANI)

    13:12 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    What PM Modi said in Mann Ki Baat

    In his Mann Ki Baat radio programme on Sunday, PM Modi said, "My dear countrymen, in these times of the corona crisis, the country has moved out of the lockdown phase to the unlock phase. During this unlock period, one will have to focus deeply on two points- defeating corona and strengthening the economy and bolstering it. Friends, during the unlock period, we have to stay more vigilant compared to the lockdown period. Only your alertness can save you from corona. Always, remember, if you do not wear a mask, do not observe the two-yard social distancing norms or do not take other precautions, you are putting others at risk besides yourselves, especially the elderly and children at home. Hence, I urge all countrymen…and I repeatedly do so…do not be negligent…take care of yourselves and others too."

    12:54 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Unlock 2.0 guidelines: More norms relaxed

    Unlock 2.0 guidelines will come into effect from tomorrow. Some of the key features of Unlock 2 guidelines are:

    - Domestic flights and passenger trains have already been allowed in a limited manner. Their operations will be further expanded in a calibrated manner.

    - Night curfew timings are being further relaxed and curfew shall be in force from 10.00 pm to 5.00 am. Further, relaxations in night curfew have been given for seamless operation of industrial units in multiple shifts, movement of persons and goods on National and State Highways, loading and unloading of cargo and movement of persons to their destinations after disembarking from buses, trains and airplanes.

    - Shops depending upon their area, can have more than 5 persons at a time. However, they have to maintain adequate physical distance.

    12:14 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    What PM said in Mann Ki Baat

    In his monthly "Mann ki Baat" address on Sunday, the prime minister had asserted that India has given a befitting reply to those who cast an evil eye on its territory in Ladakh. On COVID-19, he had urged the people to be more vigilant in the unlock phase and take necessary precautions, stressing that not doing so will put at risk their lives and those of others.

    12:10 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    PM Modi's last address to nation on May 12: What he said

    PM Modi had last addressed the nation on May 12. Then he had announced a Rs 20-lakh-crore financial package to boost the economy recovering from coronavirus-induced lockdown. In recent interaction with the chief ministers, PM Modi had urged them to think about phase 2 of unlocking to boost the economy hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and the nationwide lockdown.

    12:01 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    PM Modi's speech after 59 apps banned

    PM Modi's address to the nation will take place a day after India banned 59 apps, including popular Chinese applications like TikTok, UC browser, Shareit, UC News etc. Read Full Story

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