Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana UPSC NOTE

 Why in News 

  • Cabinet approves extension announced by Prime Minister at poll rally in Chhattisgarh; 81.35 crore people will benefit from scheme that entails an expenditure of ₹11.8 lakh crore

  • The scheme to provides free foodgrains to 81.35 crore people would be extended by five years, the Union Cabinet took a formal decision on Wednesday to continue it from January 1

  • The scheme was to end on December 31.

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana

  • Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, It is a government program that provides free food grains to low-income households in India. 

  • The scheme was launched in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • It provides an additional 5 kg of wheat or rice per person per month to all ration card holders, including those with Antyodaya ration cards and priority ration cards. 

  • The scheme was initially scheduled to end in March 2022, but it has been extended several times. 

  • The scheme has been credited with helping to alleviate hunger and malnutrition among low-income households in India. 

  • It has also been praised for its simplicity and efficiency.



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