A big decision of the central government, Extended the PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana for another 6 months. It has been decided in the Union Cabinet meeting that the free ration scheme will continue till September this year. The scheme was due to end on March 31.
A meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to extend the ongoing free ration scheme in the country. The cabinet meeting has decided that the free ration scheme will continue till September this year. Let me tell you that this scheme was coming to an end on 31st March.
भारतवर्ष का सामर्थ्य देश के एक-एक नागरिक की शक्ति में समाहित है। इस शक्ति को और मजबूती देने के लिए सरकार ने प्रधानमंत्री गरीब कल्याण अन्न योजना को छह महीने और बढ़ाकर सितंबर 2022 तक जारी रखने का निर्णय लिया है। देश के 80 करोड़ से अधिक लोग पहले की तरह इसका लाभ उठा सकेंगे।
On the decision to extend the scheme, Prime Minister Modi said, “India’s power lies in the power of every citizen of the country. To further strengthen this power, the government has extended the Prime Minister’s Poor Welfare Food Scheme for six months. September 2022.” It has been decided to continue. More than 800 million people in the country will be able to benefit from it as before. “
What is PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana?
Under the scheme, the central government will distribute 1003 lakh tonnes of foodgrains to poor families at an estimated cost of Rs 3.4 lakh crore. The government launched the scheme in March 2020 to provide free food to poor families after the outbreak of the Corona epidemic. More than 80 crore beneficiaries were given free rations under the National Food Security Act.
The plan was launched in the Corona crisis
The Prime Minister’s Poor Welfare Food Scheme was announced in March 2020 during the Corona Crisis. The Poor Welfare Food Scheme aims to reduce the stress caused by the Koro epidemic. The PMGKAY scheme was initially launched for the period April-June 2020, but was later extended to November 30. After this it was extended till 31st March 2022 and now it is being extended again till 30th September 2022.
You will get 5 kg of grain per person
The government launched a free ration scheme for those struggling to make ends meet due to the lockdown after the Koro transition. Under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, the poor get 5 kg of foodgrains per person free of cost.
Free food to 80 crore people
Under the Prime Minister’s Poor Welfare Food Scheme (PMGKAY), the government provides free rations to 80 crore ration card holders identified under the National Food Security Act (NFSA). Ration card holders are given PMGKAY rations in addition to subsidized foodgrains available through ration shops.