The free ration distribution scheme had great traction on the ground during the recently concluded elections.
Yogi Cabinet 2.0's first meeting extends free ration scheme in Uttar Pradesh by another three months
A total of 15 crore people are benefiting from the programme in the state, Adityanath said. The programme was an important narrative in the just-concluded Assembly elections.
The underprivileged of Delhi would continue to get the benefit of the free ration scheme for another six months, announced CM Arvind Kejriwal.
Considering the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic it was essential, says Kejriwal
The court also emphasised upon the importance of vaccination against COVID-19 and remarked that distribution of free ration should be made conditional upon the recipients being vaccinated.
A look at state-wise data discloses that Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal received higher number of complaints in 2020 during the first wave.
Modi said people should continue to wear masks, sanitize hands and maintain social distancing to check the spread of the virus.