New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday gave credit to the farmers and taxpayers for enabling the Centre to provide free foodgrains during the COVID-19 phase to the poor and needy in the country.

“If the government today is able to provide free grains to the poor and needy today then the credit goes to two sections of people. The first are our hardworking farmers, our food providers and the second are the honest taxpayers of the country,” PM Modi said.

“You have submitted your taxes honestly, fulfilled your responsibility, that is why today the country”s poor are able to fight off this big problem. Today along with each poor, every farmer, I heartily greet every taxpayer and bow down to them,” he added.

The Prime Minister also announced the extension of PM Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana for a period of five months, keeping the upcoming festival season in mind, till November.

The Centre on Monday released guidelines for Unlock2 in which it has extended the lockdown in containment zones till July 31.


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