The Centre on Thursday benefitted more than 33 crore poor people by extending direct financial assistance of Rs 31,235 crore using the digital payment method.
The centre has released the amount under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP) announced by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on March 26, 2020, to protect the poor from the impact of the lockdown due to COVID 19.
As part of the PMGKP, 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.
The following financial assistance (cash amount) has been released to beneficiaries till date: