As part of the Rs 1.70 lakh crore Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package, the Government announced free food grains and cash payment to women and poor senior citizens and farmers. The swift implementation of the package is being continuously monitored by central and state governments. More than42crore poor people received financial assistance of Rs 65,454crore under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package.
The progress achieved so far, under various components of PMGKP is as follows:
- Rs 17,891 crore front loaded towards payment of the first instalment of PM-KISAN to 8.94 crore beneficiaries.
- Rs 10,325 crore credited to 20.65 crores (100%) women Jan Dhan account holders as first installment.Rs. 10,315 crores credited to20.62crore (100%) women Jan Dhan account holders with second installment.Rs. 10,312 crores credited to20.62 crore (100%) women Jan Dhan account holders with third installment.
- Total Rs 2814.5 crore disbursed to about 2.81 crore old age persons, widows and disabled persons in two installments.Benefits transferred to all 2.81 crore beneficiaries in two installments.
- 2.3 crore Building & Construction workers received financial support amounting to Rs 4312.82crore.