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"Prime Minister Gareeb Kalyan Scheme

Current context: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced Rs 1.7 lakh crore relief fund under the "Prime Minister Gareeb Kalyan Scheme” on 26th March 2020.
"Prime Minister Gareeb Kalyan Scheme 
  • The "Prime Minister Gareeb Kalyan Scheme”with a total outlay of Rs 1.70 lakh crore will benefit the poor speciallymigrant workers and rural and urban poor people.
  • The Scheme will be in two silos - one food related and one for cash transfer, to mitigate the hardships of the poor due to the coronavirus lockdown.
  • The scheme will consist of PM Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana under which 80 crore poor people will get an additional 5 kg of rice or wheat for free for three months, over and above the existing 5 kg of rice/wheat being given.
  • Further 1 kg of pulses will also be given according to their regional preference through Public Distribution Scheme (PDS).
  • One time ex-gratia of Rs 1,000 to be given in two installments over the next three months via direct bank transfer for poor senior citizens, poor women and divyang people.
  • To fight against corona, an exgratia amount of Rs 500 per month for the next three months will be transferred through direct bank transfer to 20 crore women Jan Dhan account holders.
  • Free cylinders will be given to women for the next three months under the Ujjwala scheme.
  • The daily wage under MNREGA has been increased to Rs 202 a day from Rs 182.

Question: 

Q.1 The Fianance Mnister has announced Rs ____________ crore relief fund under the "Prime Minister Gareeb Kalyan Scheme”?
a. 1.5 lakh
b. 1.7 lakh
c. 2.5 lakh
d. 2.7 lakh
"Prime Minister Gareeb Kalyan Scheme "Prime Minister Gareeb Kalyan Scheme Reviewed by Neha Verma on March 26, 2020 Rating: 5

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