The Central government will provide free COVID-19 vaccines to states for all above 18 years of age from 21 June, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. “From 21 June, in every state for all citizens above the age of 18 years, the government will provide free vaccine to the states,” he said while addressing the nation.
The Centre itself will buy 75 percent of the total vaccine production from manufacturers and give it free to the state governments, he added.
Apart from this, PM Modi announces free ration for 800 million people till Diwali
“Today, the central government has decided that the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana will be extended till Diwali. During this time of the crisis, the government is with the poor. Free food grains will be available in fixed quantity every month for over 800 million citizens till November,” the Prime Minister said.
Meanwhile, India on Monday continued to see a decline in its daily Covid disease tally for a third consecutive day as 100,636 new infections in the last 24 hours, taking the caseload to 28,909,975, according to the Union health ministry’s dashboard.