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Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package –

  • On the day of 26th March 2020, The Union Finance Minister Shrimati Nirmala Sitharaman made a declaration of PMGKP to help poor families from the influence of the national lockdown due to COVID-19.
  • Under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP), The Finance Ministry generated a report which shows almost 39 crore poor people has got financial assistance of 34800 crore rupee. the money was directly sent to beneficiaries accounts through the digital payment infrastructure.

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package –

1) PMJDY women account holders

Total Installments :
1st Installment -Amount: Rs.10,025 crore
2nd Installment – Amount: Rs.2785 crore

2) Support to NSAP (Aged widows, Divyang, Senior citizen):

Total Number of Beneficiaries: 2.82 crores (100%)
Amount sent: 1405 crore Rupee.

3) Front-loaded payments to farmers under PM-KISAN:

Total Number of Beneficiaries: 8.19 crore
Package: 16394 crore Rupee

4) Support for Building & Other Construction workers:

Total Number of Beneficiaries: 2.20 crore
Package: 3493 crore Rupee

5) 24% contribution to EPFO:

Total Number of Beneficiaries: 0.45 crore
Package: 698 crore Rupee.

Q.1 What is the purpose of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana?

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan is helping help poor families with financial support from the influence of the national lockdown due to COVID-19.

Q.2 How much amount was sanctioned under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package? 

The centre planned to support poor families with financial so that 34800 crore rupee amount was sanctioned under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package

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