Under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana or PMGKY), about 42 crore poor people have received financial assistance of Rs 68,820 crore so far. According to data released by the Union Finance Ministry, an amount of Rs 17,891 crore was sanctioned under PMGKY (Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana) for payment of the first installment of PM-Kisan to 8.94 crore beneficiaries. 20.65 crore women Jan Dhan account holders were given Rs 10,325 crore as the first installment. 10,315 crore rupees was deposited in their account as second installment to Mahila Jan Dhan account holders. 10,312 crore was given to women Jan Dhan account holders as the third installment.
At the same time, a total of Rs 2,814.5 crore was disbursed in two installments to about 2.81 crore elderly, widows and PwDs under the scheme. Thus 2.81 crore beneficiaries were transferred benefits in two installments. According to figures released by the Union Finance Ministry, 1.82 crore buildings and construction workers received financial assistance of Rs 4,987.18 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana.
Under the scheme, funds were deposited in the Jan Dhan accounts of women and special arrangements were made for their withdrawal. The account holders were called to the bank by fixing the date based on the account number, so that there would be no congestion and the corona epidemic could be avoided. The government had introduced this scheme to help the poor in the difficult times of Corona. Funds were given for various schemes under this relief package.