PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana

Context: Recently, the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has extended Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana till the end of November 2020.

About PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana

  • It aims at ensuring sufficient food the poor and needy during the coronavirus crisis.
  • It covered 80 crore poor individuals i.e. roughly two-thirds of India’s population.
  • 5 kg of foodgrains (rice or wheat) and 1 kg of channa Will be provided to each household will free of cost.
  • Under 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.
  • It is considered as world’s largest food security scheme.

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