Gujarat govt to distribute free ration to around 3.25 cr needy people. In Gujarat, the government will distribute free ration to around 3.25 crore needy people in the state from tomorrow in wake of 21 days lockdown.AIR correspondent reports that the government has also announced to distribute one-month free ration to migrant workers from 4th April. In view of the prevailing lockdown situation, the government will distribute essential ration to more than 66 lakhs Antyodaya families through around 17 thousand fair price shops.
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana
Secretary to CM, Ashwini Kumar said, only 25 beneficiaries will be given ration at a time in order to maintain social distancing. He said, three-member teams, have been formed to ensure smooth distribution and avoid crowd at the shops. He said, migrant workers who do not have ration card will also be given free ration from coming 4th April through Anna Brahma Yojana.The CM asked the district administration to ensure that all the flour mills in the urban and rural areas remain open during the lockdown.
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Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana [Mafat Anaj Vitran Yojana]
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana The Modi government had announced an additional allocation in the world’s largest food security scheme – PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana [Mafat Anaj Vitran Yojana] – earlier this year, which aimed to ensure sufficient foods with the poor and needy amid the coronavirus crisis. The foodgrains were to be distributed to all the beneficiaries under the targeted public distribution system (TPDS) for Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and priority household (PHH) ration cardholders. The eligible individuals were to receive 5kg of foodgrains and 1 kg Gram per month for a period of three months between April and June, 2020, which has now been extended for five more months.
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana In his national address today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Corona epidemic and lockdown have created problems for the poor. The PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana [Mafat Anaj Vitran Yojana] has been extended from July to November to ensure that they continue to receive adequate foodgrains. Because, in these 5 months most of the festivals like, Shravan month, Janmashtami, Navratri, Durga Puja, Diwali and Chhath Puja are coming. In the meantime, the scheme has been expanded to provide foodgrains to the people at reasonable prices.
What is Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana [Mafat Anaj Vitran Yojana] ?
Considered as world’s largest food security scheme, the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana [Mafat Anaj Vitran Yojana] aims at ensuring sufficient food the poor and needy during the coronavirus crisis.
Part of the scheme, the food needs to be provided to all the beneficiaries under public distribution system (TPDS) for Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and priority household (PHH) ration cardholders.