Atmanirbhar Bharat Mission extended
Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II and III – Govt schemes and initiatives; Welfare schemes; Food security
- Central government has extended the deadline for distribution of free food grains under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Mission allocated to State governments till August 31.
About Atmanirbhar Bharat Mission
- Under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Package, 5 kg of free food grains per person and 1 kg of free whole gram per family has been distributed to migrant labourers, stranded and needy families, who are not covered under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) or State scheme PDS cards.
About Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY)
- Under this scheme, free distribution of food grains is meant to be given as additional entitlement to the beneficiaries at the rate of five kg per month for five months — July to November.
- Beneficiaries include Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and Priority Household (PHH) cardholders.