Home Minister Amit Shah chairs meet on COVID-19 situation in Delhi

Home Minister Amit Shah chairs meet on COVID-19 situation in Delhi

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday (June 30) held a high-level meeting to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the country. AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria, DG ICMR Balaram Bhargava, Dr VK Paul, and Union Home Secretary also attended this meeting. The Home Minister reviewed the rising number of corona cases in Delhi and discussed the situation in Delhi's containment zones. Amit Shah also discussed with the team of doctors about steps being taken for the door to door testing in the containment areas. The Home Minister also chaired a GoM (Group of Ministers) at North Block, in which FM Nirmala Sitaraman, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, and Commerce Minister Piyush goyal were present. According to sources, the GoM talked about the plan to implement the announcement made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to extend Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana till November. The yojana was ending today. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi announced that his government will extend till the end of November, the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana, under which foodgrains are being provided to the poor and needy. "The scheme will provide 80 crore people with free grains, will now be applicable in July, August, September, October, and November too. The government, during these five months, will give each family member 5-kilogram wheat or 5-kilogram rice free of cost, apart from this each family will get free one kg of chana (chickpeas) too every month," the PM said. After PM Modi ...
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