With the prices of petrol and diesel rising sharply, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said that since the government’s expenditure has increased due to the relief measures from Covid, the Center is saving money to spend on welfare schemes. . According to the Indian Express report, Pradhan, while talking to the media, said that he believes that the oil prices are causing problems to the customers, there is no doubt about it. But this year more than 35 thousand crore rupees have been spent on the corona vaccine.
He further said that Rs 1 lakh crore has been spent on Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana to provide eight months’ ration to the poor. A few thousand crore rupees have been transferred to the bank accounts of farmers under PM Kisan. In such difficult times, they are saving money to spend on welfare schemes.