Centre extends PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana to provide free ration till March 2022

New-Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday has decided to extend PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana’ to provide free ration till March 2022, said Union Minister Anurag Thakur.

The Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMKGAY) was announced in March for all the beneficiaries covered by the National Food Security Act (NFSA). Initially, the scheme launched for the April-June 2020 period but later was further extended till November 30, 2021.

Under this scheme the government provides 5 kg of food grains free of cost to around 80 crore NFSA beneficiaries along with 1 kg free whole Chana to each family per month.

The free ration is given over and above the subsidised grains distributed to them via ration shops.

The government has been giving rice and wheat to bulk consumers under the OMSS policy to improve availability in the domestic market and check prices.

Also Read: PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana extended till November 30: PM Modi

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