Centre extends Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY) for another three months

Source: The post is based on the articleCentre extends Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY) for another three monthspublished in PIB on 28th September 2022

What is the News?

Union Cabinet has approved the extension for the  Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY-Phase VII) for a further  period of 3 months i.e. October to December 2022.

What is Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY)?

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana(PMGKAY) was launched in 2020.

It is a part of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package(PMGKP) to help the poor fight the battle against Covid-19.

Purpose: Under this welfare scheme, 5 kg of food grain per person per month is provided free of cost for all the beneficiaries covered under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) [Antodaya Anna Yojana & Priority Households] including those covered under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).

Significance: The scheme has provided food security to the poor, needy and vulnerable households/beneficiaries so that they do not suffer on account of the non-availability of adequate food grains. Effectively it has doubled the quantity of monthly foodgrains entitlements being normally delivered to beneficiaries.

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