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Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY)

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  • November 27, 2021
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Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY)

Part of: Prelims and GS II – Policies and interventions

Context The central government has decided to extend the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) until March 2022.

What is Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana?

  • Forms a part of Atmanirbhar Bharat to supply free food grains to migrants and the poor.
  • 5 kg free wheat/rice per person / month along with 1 kg free whole chana to each family per month. 
  • Wheat has been allocated to 6 States/UTs, – Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Chandigarh, Delhi and Gujarat.
    • Rice has been provided to the remaining States/UTs. 
  • This is over and above the regular monthly entitlements under National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA).
  • Beneficiaries include Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and Priority Household (PHH) cardholders.

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