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PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU
MINISTRY OF INFORMATION & BROADCASTING
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
COVID-19 Vaccination Update
More than 49.85 Crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs
More than 2.75 Crore balance and unutilized doses still available with States/UTs and private hospitals to be administered
As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID Vaccines free of cost. In the new phase of the universalization of the COVID19 vaccination drive, the Union Government will procure and supply (free of cost) 75% of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to States and UTs.
|VACCINE DOSES||(As on 3 August 2021)|
More than 49.85 crore (49,85,51,660) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far, through all sources and a further 20,94,890 doses are in the pipeline.
Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 47,52,49,554 doses (as per data available at 8 AM today).
More than 2.75 Cr (2,75,88,573) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs and private hospitals to be administered.
PM interacts with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana in Gujarat
- Earlier, the scope and budget of cheap ration schemes kept on increasing but starvation and malnutrition did not decrease in that proportion: PM
- Beneficiaries are getting almost double the earlier amount of ration after Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana started: PM
- More than 80 crore people people are getting free ration during the pandemic with an expenditure of more than 2 lakh crore rupees: PM
- No citizen went hungry despite the biggest calamity of the century: PM
- Empowerment of the poor is being given top priority today: PM
- New confidence of our players is becoming the hallmark of New India: PM
- Country is moving rapidly towards the vaccination milestone of 50 crore: PM
- Let’s take holy pledge to awaken new inspiration for nation building on Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav: PM
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi interacted with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana in Gujarat today via video conferencing. A public participation programme was launched in the state to create further awareness about the scheme.Addressing the event, the Prime Minister said that lakhs of families in Gujarat are getting free ration under PM Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana. This free rations reduces distress for the poor and gives them confidence. He said that the poor should feel that whatever might be the calamity, the country is with him.
The Prime Minister urged the people to continue this confidence in the fight against Corona and also in our vaccination campaign. He stressed on the need to maintain our vigilance continuously, in this environment of global pandemic.He said that as the country is moving rapidly towards the vaccination milestone of 50 crore, Gujarat is also approaching the milestone of 3.5 crore vaccine doses. He stressed the need to vaccinate, wearing masks and avoid being a part of the crowd as much as possible.
No poor will sleep hungry” – The Prime Minister
Beneficiaries getting almost double the earlier amount of ration after Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana started: PM
More than 80 crore people getting free ration during the pandemic with an expenditure of more than 2 lakh crore rupees: PM
No citizen went hungry despite the biggest calamity of the century: PM
Empowerment of the poor is being given top priority today: PM
The Prime Minister pointed out that after independence, almost every government talked about providing cheap food to the poor. The scope and budget of cheap ration schemes increased year after year, but the effect it should have had remained limited. The country’s food stocks kept increasing, but starvation and malnutrition did not decrease in that proportion. One major reason for this was the lack of an effective delivery system. To change this situation work was started afresh after 2014. He said, using new technology, crores of fake beneficiaries were weeded out of the system and ration cards were linked to Aadhar cards. This helped in ensuring that no citizen went hungry despite the biggest calamity of the century when livelihoods were threatened and business suffered due to lockdown. The world has acknowledged the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana. Free ration has been made available to more than 80 crore people during the pandemic with an expenditure of more than 2 lakh crore rupees, said the Prime Minister.
Link to text of PMs speech: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1741853