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India govt extends free food programme by three months

NEW DELHI, Sept 28 (Reuters) - India's federal cabinet has extended its free food programme for the poor by another three months, a minister said on Wednesday.

India has spent about $43 billion since April 2020 on the programme known as 'Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana' which gives poor families 5 kg of foodgrain a month. (Reporting by Aftab Ahmed; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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