1 lakh tonnes of grain given under PMGKAY

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  • Of the 40 lakh tonnes of free foodgrains promised under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana for May, one lakh tonnes has been distributed so far. 

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana

  • PMGKAY is a part of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP) to help the poor fight the battle against Covid-19.
  • It was announced for a three month period (April, May and June), covering 80 crore ration cardholders. It will come to an end on 30th June 2020.
  • The scheme aimed at providing each person who is covered under the National Food Security Act with an additional 5 kg grains (wheat or rice) for free, in addition to the 5 kg of subsidised food grain already provided through the Public Distribution System (PDS).
  • The beneficiaries are also entitled to 1 kg of pulse for free, according to regional preferences.
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