India gave priority to poor to combat Covid crisis: PM Modi

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While interacting with beneficiaries on August 07, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “India gave first priority to the poor, in its strategy to combat the crisis due to Corona. Be it Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana or Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Rozgar Yojana, we thought about the food and employment of the poor from the first day itself. Over 80 cr citizens have been provided free ration in this duration. Not just wheat, rice or pulses but over 8 crore poor families were even provided free gas cylinders during lockdown. Over 20 cr women received around Rs 30,000 crores directly in their Jan Dhan bank accounts.”