Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana



The Modi government had announced an additional allocation in the world’s largest food security scheme – PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana [Mafat Anaj Vitran Yojana] – earlier this year, which aimed to ensure sufficient foods with the poor and needy amid the coronavirus crisis. The foodgrains were to be distributed to all the beneficiaries under the targeted public distribution system (TPDS) for Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and priority household (PHH) ration cardholders. The eligible individuals were to receive 5kg of foodgrains and 1 kg Gram per month for a period of three months between April and June, 2020, which has now been extended for five more months.

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In his national address today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Corona epidemic and lockdown have created problems for the poor. The PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana [Mafat Anaj Vitran Yojana] has been extended from July to November to ensure that they continue to receive adequate foodgrains. Because, in these 5 months most of the festivals like, Shravan month, Janmashtami, Navratri, Durga Puja, Diwali and Chhath Puja are coming. In the meantime, the scheme has been expanded to provide foodgrains to the people at reasonable prices.


What is Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana [Mafat Anaj Vitran Yojana] ?




Considered as world’s largest food security scheme, the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana [Mafat Anaj Vitran Yojana] aims at ensuring sufficient food the poor and needy during the coronavirus crisis.

Part of the scheme, the food needs to be provided to all the beneficiaries under public distribution system (TPDS) for Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and priority household (PHH) ration cardholders.


As per updates, the eligible beneficiaries will receive 5kg of foodgrains and 1 kg Gram per month for a period of three months between April and June, 2020. This time period has now been extended to five more months.

Now 1 kg chickpeas will also be available for free

The Prime Minister said that the Modi government would provide 5 kg of wheat or 5 kg of rice free of cost every month. In addition, from now on, 1 kg of chickpeas per month will be given to each family free of cost.

The government will spend an additional Rs 90,000 crore



In his national address, PM Modi said that the PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana [Mafat Anaj Vitran Yojana] would be extended for another five months at an additional cost of Rs 90,000 crore. If you add up the amount spent in the last three months, the amount is around Rs 1.5 lakh crore.




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