Under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, by the month of November, about 80 crore people will be given 5 kg additional grains (wheat or rice) free of cost per month.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana, 80 crore beneficiaries are being given 5 kg of additional food (wheat or rice) per person free of cost in May and June amid the economic loss to the poor due to the second wave of coronavirus. . On June 7, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to extend this scheme till Diwali i.e. November 2021. This free 5 kg food grain is in addition to the quota of food grains available on the ration card. Let’s know. What is Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana? Who can benefit from this?
What is Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana?
Under this scheme, the government allocates 5 kg of free food grains per month to around 80 crore beneficiaries covered under the National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA). This allocation is in addition to NFSA food grains. Under this special scheme about 80 crore NFSA beneficiaries are being covered under both the categories of NFSA i.e. Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and Priority Families (PHH) in addition to the regular monthly entitlement under NFSA of 5 kg per person. Additional quota of free food grains (rice/wheat) is provided every month. This grain is in addition to the ration received every month on the ration card.
During 2020-21, Government of India had announced PMGKAY-I (April-June 2020) and PMGKAY-II (July-November 2020) under which 104 LMT of Wheat and 201 LMT of Rice, totaling 305 LMT of food grains will be distributed by FCI. Successfully supplied to the respective State/Union Territory Governments.
Those who have ration card can get benefit
Under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, only those people who have a ration card will get the benefit of free food grains. Those who do not have ration card cannot take advantage of it. Ration card holders can get additional 5 kg of wheat or rice per person from the ration shop till November, according to the number of family members recorded in the card, in addition to the food prescribed on the card. That is, if the names of four family members are in the card, then they will get an additional 5X4 = 20 kg of grain.