Coronavirus Lockdown: Modi govt to provide rice at Rs 3/kg, wheat at Rs 2/ kg

25/03/2020 at 8:21 PM

New Delhi, March 25: Narendra Modi-led government has earmarked Rs 1.80 lakh crores for providing wheat at Rs 2 per kg and rice at Rs 3 per kg during the novel coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdown in the country.  

Union Minister Sadananda Gowda on Wednesday said, Union Cabinet has decided to provide wheat at Rs 2 per kg which is worth Rs 27 per kg and rice at Rs 3 per kg which is worth Rs 37 per kg.

“A total amount of Rs 1 lakh 80 thousand crores is being spent for the cause. The amount will be given in advance to the states for the coming 3 months,” Gowda said in a Tweetpost.

The decision was taken in the Cabinet meeting chaired by Pm Modi at his residence office today.

On March 24, the Prime Minister announced a three week (21 days) lockdown in the entire country to deal with the spread of coronavirus.

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