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India gave priority to poor in its strategy to combat COVID-19 crisis: PM Modi

ANI News | 07/08/2021 01:41 PM | Click to read full article

India gave first priority to the poor in its strategy to combat the COVID-19 crisis, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. He noted that over 80 crore citizens have been provided free ration after the COVID-19 started in the country.

While interacting with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana in Madhya Pradesh , through video conferencing, the Prime Minister said: "Be it Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana or Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Rozgar Yojana, we thought about the food and employment of the poor from the first day itself."