PMGKY: PM Garib Kalyan Yojana 2020 Online Application, Benefits, Scheme Status

The central government introduces a relief package of 1.7 lakh crore through this PM Garib Kalyan Yojana for the people who are suffering from corona lockdown. It mainly covers all the poorest of the poor people, wage worker, women, widower, physically challenged, SHG, migrant worker, farmer and others of the country through this lockdown period 

by Kavitha

Updated: May 06, 2020 16:52 IST

Tags: India Corona
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PM Garib Kalyan Yojana 2020 Online Application Status

Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman announced Rs 1.70 Lakh Crore relief package under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana for the poor to help them fight the battle against Corona Virus. Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Shri Anurag Singh Thakur was also present besides Shri Atanu Chakraborty, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs and Shri Debashish Panda, Secretary, Department of Financial Services. Following are the components of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package:

Indian Government transferred the Installment of Rs 2000 into the account of 90 lakh farmers who are registered under PM-KISAN. They also transferred the amount of Rs 500 into the account of women Jan Dhan Yojna. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister has transferred approx 611 crores in the account of 27.5 lakh laborers who registered under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in UP.

PM Garib Kalyan Yojana 2020: Benefits

Ration cardholder 5 kg ration free of cost 
Doctors, nurse, staff 50 lakh insurance
Farmers 2000/- (In April first week)
Jan Dhan account holders   500
Widower, poor citizens, disabled, senior citizens 1000
Ujjawala Scheme Cylinder free of cost
SHGs Extra 10 lakh collateral loan
EPFO 24% (12% +12%) paid by the government for the next three month
Shramik Special train State-wise Migrant return to the state through special train run Indian railway at 85% discount rate

5 kg Wheat/rice-free:
All cardholders will get an additional 5kg ration whether it will be rice or wheat and it will be free of cost

Hike for MNREGA Worker
All workers who are registered through MGNREGA will get the hike of Rs 20 earlier it was 182 and now they will get 202 per day 

1 KG Free Pulse
All ration cardholders will also get the 1 kg of pulse-free from the ration dealer for the next three-month pulse could be anything related to the region preferences.

PF Scheme Regulated
The PF scheme regulation will be amended because of the pandemic situation and it will allow the non-refundable advance of 75% of the amount standing credit to the user or 3 months of wages 

Construction Worker

The fund of Building and another construction worker (BOCW) and the amount is a total of Rs 31,000 Cr, and this amount can be used for 3.5 Cr construction workers. 

SHG workers who are benefitting more than 7 crore families and under the national rural livelihood, they will get an extra 10 lakh rupees collateral loan. 

Corona Fighters

The government comes with an insurance scheme to the doctor nurses and others who fall under the essential services and fighting 24*7 with this deadly virus will get the 50 lakh insurance. Protection Status