Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday interacted with the beneficiaries of 'Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana' (PMGKAY) in Gujarat via video conferencing. Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday had said, "At 12:30 PM tomorrow, 3rd August, will interact with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana in Gujarat. It would be wonderful to hear their views and experiences."
His office said in a statement that a public participation programme is being launched in the state to create further awareness about the scheme.
PMGKAY is a food security welfare scheme that was envisaged by the prime minister to provide assistance and help mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19, the Prime Minister’s Office said.
Under the scheme, five kilograms per person additional food grain is given to all beneficiaries covered under the National Food Security Act, it said.