Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package



Union Finance Ministry today released a press notification with details of progress in Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package.

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The package was announced by The Union Finance Minister Mrs Nirmala sitharaman on 26th March 2020 to protect the poor from the impact of the lockdown due to COVID-19.

As part of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package, the Government announced free food grains and cash payment to women and poor senior citizens and farmers.

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As per the statement, the swift implementation of the package is being continuously monitored by Central and State governments.

Similarly, “Finance Ministry, the concerned Ministries, Cabinet Secretariat and PMO left no stone unturned to ensure that the relief measures reach the needy swiftly and in line with the intent of the lockdown”, says the statement.

Fintech and digital technology employed for swift and efficient transfer to the beneficiary. Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) employed to eliminate leakage and improve efficiency.

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This has also ensured credit to the beneficiary’s account without the need for the beneficiary to physically go to the branch. Thereby maintaining social distancing which is need of the hour.

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package Progress so far 

Rs 16,394 crore front-loaded towards payment of the first instalment of PM-KISAN to 8.19 crore beneficiaries.

Rs 10,025 crore credited to 20.05 crore (98.33%) women Jan Dhan account holders as the first instalment.

The number of women PMJDY accounts holders whose accounts have been debited by customer induced transaction is 8.72 crore (44%).

Also, Rs. 2,785 crore credited to 5.57 crore women Jan Dhan account holders with the second instalment as on 5th May.

Rs 1405 crore disbursed to about 2.82 crore old age persons, widows and disabled persons. Benefits transferred to all 2.812 crore beneficiaries.

2.20 crore Building & Construction Workers received financial support amounting to Rs 3492.57 crore.

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So far 67.65 Lakh MT food grains lifted by 36 States/UTs for April.

Also, 30.16 LMT foodgrains distributed so far, covering 60.33 crore beneficiaries by 36 States/UTs for April 2020.

Similarly, 6.19 LMT of food grains distributed, covering 12.39 crore beneficiaries by 22 States/UTs for May 2020.

2.42 LMT Pulses dispatched to various states/UTs. So far Pulses distributed to 5.21 crore household beneficiaries out of 19.4 crore such beneficiaries.



Total 5.09 crore Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) cylinders booked under this scheme so far. 4.82 crore PMUY free cylinders already delivered to beneficiaries.

9.6 Lakh members of Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has taken benefit of online withdrawal of non-refundable advance from EPFO account amounting to 2985 crore.

so far 24% EPF contribution transferred to 44.97 Lakh employees account amounting to Rs 698 crore

Increased rate of MGNREGA has been notified w.e.f 01-04-2020. After that, in the current financial year, 5.97 Crore person’s man-days of work generated. Further, Rs 21,032 crore released to States to liquidate pending dues of both wage and material.

Also Insurance Scheme for Health workers in Government Hospitals and Health Care Centres operationalised by New India Assurance covering 22.12 Lakh health workers.