Govt announces free food grains for 8 crore migrants for next two months
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the second tranche of the economic package focusing on migrants, street vendors, traders and small farmers. The minister announced free grain supply for migrants for the next two months. Rs 3,500 crore to be spent by the Centre over providing free ration. At least 8 crore migrant workers will be given free food grains. An initiative of ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ will also be implemented for about 67 crore beneficiaries in at least 23 states covering 83% of the Public Distribution System (PDS) population and that will also be covered by national portability by August 2020.