PM Modi extends free ration to Rs 80cr till Nov

PM Modi on Tuesday extended the scheme to provide five kg foodgrains and one kg of pulses for free to 80 crore beneficiaries for another five months. Modi said the five-month extension will cost around Rs 90,000 crore. Poor families are entitled to 5 kg grains every month and the govt is topping up the entitlement with a matching quantity, with pulses thrown in, at no charge.

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