PM Modi Cautions People Against Letting Down Guard
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, cautioned people against flouting norms and observed that those violating regulations need to be punished.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, cautioned people against flouting norms and observed that those violating regulations need to be punished. In his sixth address to the nation since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, PM Modi added that nobody was above law.
The Prime Minister pointed out that Unlock-1 was a phase in which people let down their guard instead of being more mindful. He cautioned people against violating social distancing and hygiene norms and appealed to them to stay safe.
PM Modi urged fellow-citizens to wear masks, wash their hands regularly and practice social distancing norms. He reminded them of the monsoon season, how it makes people more susceptible to infections and appealed to them to take necessary precautions in order to stay safe and healthy.
PM Modi announced that the Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana would be extended throughout the country till the end of November, which is till the festival of Diwali and announced that the Centre would be providing free ration to nearly 80 crore people.
The extension of the scheme would entail an expenditure of Rs.90,000 crore PM Modi said. The Prime Minister added that 20 crore accounts had received Rs. 31,000 crore in their Jan Dhan accounts.
PM Modi also said that the government was working on a 'one nation one ration card' scheme which would benefit the poor. Such a scheme would help migrant workers working in places other than their home states, he pointed out.
The Prime Minister pointed out that if the Centre is able to provide free ration to the poor and the needy the credit for this goes mainly to two segments of society, namely, the hard-working farmers of the nation and secondly, honest taxpayers. PM Modi thanked both categories of society and commended their contribution to making the welfare scheme a success.