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PMGKY gives safety cushion to daily wage earners
Source: IT News

Imphal, April 30 2020: Over a month long lockdown has affected every Indian and all aspect of the country's economy.

Everyone was worried about how they are going to cope with such a long stress of lockdown one has ever seen till now.

This lockdown affects the weaker section of the society more than anyone else.

The daily wage earners are the worst affected as it is expected that most would exhaust their savings they within a dew weeks of lockdown.

It is for this reason that the Government has come up with a special package designed to take care of those who need it the most.



PMGKY gives safety cushion to daily wage earners
PMGKY gives safety cushion to daily wage earners


The Central government introduced the PM Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana under which 80 crore poor people are to get 5 kg wheat or rice and 1 kg of preferred pulses for free every month for the next three months.

This foremost important task of the Government was not to allow anybody, especially any poor family, to suffer on account of non-availability of food grains due to supply disruption or lack of resources in the next three months.

Under the initiative of the central government the state government has ensured that food grains are distributed to all the targeted people.

Shaingamla Simray from Ukhrul district, Manipur a daily wager who works in farm on daily basis was having a hard time looking for work since the total lockdown.

Just as she was started to feel the heat, Rs 2000 from PM Kisan yojana came to her rescue.

Above this she and her family got 5kgs of rice under the PM Ann Yojana.

This relief package was a life saver for her family.

Sunita Devi a migrant daily wage earner from Uttar Pradesh staying at Ukhrul District of Manipur shared her hardship of the lockdown and how PMGKY rescued her and her family from the problem by providing free food grains, vegetables and oil for them.

She has thanked the Government and local authorities for the timely help.

A daily wage earner, Suresh Naorem from Kakching District, says that he cannot not find a daily job as he usually does before the lockdown.

As he has no access to work to earn his livelihood, his family was facing problems.

But under the PMGKY his family of 4 members got 20 kgs of rice.

Similarly, Vijay Kumar a migrant daily wage earner from Orissa residing currently at Ukhrul District got 5 kgs of rice for each of his family members.

Urilei Devi is a daily wage earner by running a small shop in Andro, Imphal East currently residing at Ukhrul District.

Since the announcement of the government to close shops because of the lockdown she hasn't been able to earn her livelihood.

But the local authorities have provided free rice for her family, which sustains her in these hard times.

Naorem Ibetombi Devi is a daily wage earner who earns a living by doing petty jobs.

But because of the lockdown her family was on the verge of hardship when just in time her family received free food grains of 5kgs each of rice having a total of 25kgs for her 5-member family.

There are numerous such examples if people are recounting their experiences and have spoken openly in support and appreciation of the way the government effort is fighting this deadly disease.

Such positive attitude of the people, combined with a sensitive and alert administration and determination of frontline COVID warriors will slowly but surely help us win this war against the dreaded virus.


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