Rs 500 given to widows, senior citizens under PMGKY
Manipur

Rs 500 given to widows, senior citizens under PMGKY

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Imphal, May 26 : Social Welfare Minister Nemcha Kipgen today said that funds for second Installment of ex-gratia of Rs. 500 under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) were disbursed today for the beneficiaries of Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS), Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS) and Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS) under National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) as an assistance to the underprivileged in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing nationwide lockdown.

Minister Nemcha informed that a sum of Rs. 309.87 lakhs was received from the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India as the 2nd installment of Central share for ex-gratia payment of Rs. 500/- under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana. Out of the total amount received, Rs. 277.93 Lakhs were allotted for 55,585 beneficiaries of Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme(IGNOAPS), Rs. 26.90 Lakhs are allotted for 5380 beneficiaries of Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme(IGNWPS) and Rs. 5.04 Lakhs are allotted for 1007 beneficiaries of Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme(IGNDPS), she asserted. The above amount was directly transferred to the beneficiaries account through DBT using PFMS to help them fight the battle against Coronavirus.

Social Welfare Minister Nemcha Kipgen expressed profound gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for such initiative for the poor and needy during this pandemic. (UNI)

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