As part of the 1.70 lakh crore-rupee Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package, the government announced free food grains and cash payment to women and poor senior citizens and farmers. The swift implementation of the package is being continuously monitored by Central and State Governments.
More than 42 crore poor people received financial assistance of 65 thousand 454 crore rupees under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package. In all, 17 thousand 891 crore rupees have been front loaded towards payment of the first instalment of PM-KISAN to 8.94 crore beneficiaries.
Ten thousand 325 crore rupees were credited to 20.65 crore 100 per cent women Jan Dhan account holders as first installment. Ten thousand 315 crore rupees were credited to 20.62 crore 100 per cent women Jan Dhan account holders with second installment. In addition, 10 thousand 312 crore rupees were credited to 20.62 crore 100 per cent women Jan Dhan account holders with third installment.
A total of two thousand eight hundred 15 crore rupees were disbursed to about 2.81 crore old-age persons, widows and disabled persons in two installments. Similarly, 2.3 crore Building and Construction workers received financial support amounting to over four thousand three hundred 12 crore rupees.
So far, 113 lakh tonnes of food grains have been lifted by 36 States and UTs for April. Of these, 37 lakh tonnes of foodgrains have been distributed, covering 74.03 crore beneficiaries by 36 States and UTs for April 2020. Over 36 lakh tonnes of food grains have been distributed, covering 72.83 crore beneficiaries by 36 States and UTs for the month of May. 13.59 lakh tonnes of foodgrains have been distributed, covering 27.18 crore beneficiaries by 29 States and UTs for the month of June. Out of 5.8 lakh tones of Pulses allocated for three months, 5.68 Lakh tonnes of Pulses have been dispatched to various states and UTs.
Total 3.35 lakh tonne Pulses have been distributed so far to 16.3 crore household beneficiaries out of 19.4 crore such beneficiaries. In all, 28 States and UTs have distributed 100 per cent Pulses for April, 20 States and UTs have completed 100 per cent distribution for Pulses for May, seven States and UTs have completed 100 per cent distribution for June.
Under Atma-nirbhar Bharat, government announced Free food grains supply and Chana to migrants for two months. Till yesterday, 6.3 lakh tonne foodgrains have been lifted by 36 States and UTs and 34 thousand 74 tonnes of Chana have also been dispatched to States or UTs for the Scheme.
Under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, PMUY, total 8.52 crore cylinders have been booked and already delivered for April and May 2020 so far and for June 2.1 crore PMUY cylinders have been booked. In June, 1.87 crore PMUY free cylinders delivered to beneficiaries.
A total of 20.22 lakh members of EPFO has taken benefit of online withdrawal of non-refundable advance from EPFO account amounting to five thousand seven hundred 67 crore rupees. Increased rate has been notified with effect from 1st April 2020. In the current financial year, 88.73 crore person’s man-days of work generated.
Further, 36 thousand 379 crore rupees were released to states to liquidate pending dues of both wage and material. Twenty four per cent EPF contribution transferred to 65.74 Lakh employees account amounting to over nine hundred 96 crore rupees.
Under District Mineral Fund, states have been asked to spend 30 per cent of the funds, which amounts to three thousand seven hundred 87 crore rupees. In this context, 183.65 crore rupees have been spent so far.
Insurance Scheme for health workers in government hospitals and Health Care Centres operationalized from 30th March, 2020. New India Assurance Scheme is implementing the scheme. The Scheme has been extended up to September.