Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY) is a program designed to provide free food grains to migrants and the poor through Atmanirbhar Bharat. Continue gathering details about Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana in 2022: Explained In Detail.
What Is Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana?
Phase-I and Phase-II of this scheme was operational from April to June, 2020 and July to November, 2020 respectively. Phase-III of the scheme was operational from May to June, 2021. Phase-IV of the scheme is currently operational for July-November, 2021 months.
The PMGKAY scheme for Phase V from December 2021 till March, 2022 would entail an estimated additional food subsidy of Rs. 53344.52 Crore
Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana Benefits
- Over 81.35 million rural people will receive 5 kg of wheat or rice per household per month, as well as 1 kg of whole chana per family.
- Wheat has been allocated to 6 States/UTs: Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Chandigarh, Delhi, and Gujarat, while rice has been given to the remaining States/UTs beyond their regular monthly entitlements under the National Food Security Act of 2013 (NFSA).
Eligibility For Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana
- Families belonging to the Below Poverty Line – Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and Priority Households (PHH) categories will be eligible for the scheme.
- PHH are to be identified by State Governments/Union Territory Administrations as per criteria evolved by them. AAY families are to be identified by States/UTs as per the criteria prescribed by the Central Government:
- Households headed by widows or terminally ill persons or disabled persons or persons aged 60 years or more with no assured means of subsistence or societal support.
- Widows or terminally ill persons or disabled persons or persons aged 60 years or more or single women or single men with no family or societal support or assured means of subsistence.
- All primitive tribal households.
- Landless agriculture labourers, marginal farmers, rural artisans/craftsmen such as potters, tanners, weavers, blacksmiths, carpenters, slum dwellers, and persons earning their livelihood on daily basis in the informal sector like porters, coolies, rickshaw pullers, hand cart pullers, fruit and flower sellers, snake charmers, rag pickers, cobblers, destitutes and other similar categories in both rural and urban areas.
- All eligible Below Poverty Line families of HIV positive persons.
- How to access the scheme
- You may contact your nearest ration shop to know more details.