The government has extended the scheme of giving free ration to the poor till December 31.
Capitalmind Deepak Shenoy tweeted saying that this is a bad decision.
‘The government will unnecessarily spend Rs 44,000 crore for this.’
Mumbai. Deepak Shenoy, Founder and CEO, CapitalMind, reacted to the Centre’s announcement to extend the free ration scheme for three months due to the festive season and said it was a bad decision. He said that since ration is already available at a cheaper rate, there is no need to provide free food, especially when Covid is over.
Capitalmind Deepak Shenoy tweeted that, ‘This is a bad decision. Ration is already available at cheap rate so there is no need to provide free food, Kovid is over. In fact, he was replying to a tweet by Suvendu Adhikari, Leader of the Opposition in West Bengal and BJP leader, who thanked the Center for extending the free ration scheme during the festive season.
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Appreciation of the decision of the government on increasing the scheme
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari tweeted on this decision of the Center and said that ‘I am sure that this decision will definitely bring happiness to many of our citizens during the festive season’. While reacting to this, Deepak Shenoy also said that the government will unnecessarily spend Rs 44,000 crore for this.
What do you get in the plan?
Under this scheme, the Modi government gives 5 kg of wheat or rice per person per month to 80 crore people of the country. Along with this, whole gram is given on the basis of one kilogram per person. The purpose of this scheme is to ensure food security for the poor affected by the epidemic during the Corona period. Ahead of the assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, the government on Wednesday extended by three months its program of providing free ration to the poor at a cost of Rs 44,762 crore.
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Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said that the scheme to provide 5 kg wheat and rice free every month to 80 crore poor will now run till December 31, 2022, which was to end on September 30. In fact, in the midst of rising inflation, crores of people can get relief from this decision of the government.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : September 29, 2022, 17:11 IST