PM Modi’s commitment to the poor, the Government of India has decided to allocate free food grains @ 5 Kg per person per month under PMGKAY.
April 24, Delhi: Nearly 80 Crore beneficiaries covered under National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA) over and above NFSA foodgrains for the next two months i.e. May and June 2021 on the same pattern as the earlier “Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY)”.
Under this special scheme (PMGKAY), around 80 Crore NFSA beneficiaries covered under both categories of NFSA, namely Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and Priority Householders (PHH), will be provided with an additional quota of free-of-cost foodgrains (Rice/Wheat) at a scale of 5 Kg per person per month, over and above their regular monthly entitlements under NFSA.
The government of India will bear the full expenditure of over Rs 26,000 Crore on account of the cost of food grains, intrastate transportation etc. as part of Central assistance to States/UTs.
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