Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojna: Free ration underneath Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) would solely be accessible till November 30. As of now, the federal government has no plans to increase the time period of the scheme past its present deadline on November 30. In accordance with Union Meals Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey, “In view of economical enchancment and growith in sale of meals grains within the open market underneath the OMSS Coverage (Open Market Sale Scheme Coverage), it’s proposed to not prolong free ration distribution by PMGKAY (Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojna) past its present deadline of November 30.
In view of the financial shock precipitated as a result of first wave of COVID-19 in March 2020, the Central Authorities had launched PMGKAY (Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana) to supply free meals grains to Indians. Though the scheme was initially launched for the interval between April and June 2020 however was later prolonged to November 30, 2020. Nevertheless, after the second wave of COVID-19 hit the nation this 12 months, the plan was once more prolonged till Might and June of this 12 months. Nevertheless, the Central Authorities later determined to increase the scheme for one more 5 months, that’s July to November 2021.
Nevertheless, the federal government has mentioned that the financial system is now recovering and the sale of meals grains underneath the Open Market Gross sales Scheme (OMSS) have additionally improved this 12 months. In such a situation, the extension of PMGKAY (Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojna) just isn’t advisable. Below the OMSS scheme, the federal government is in any case giving rice and wheat to wholesale shoppers underneath the OMSS coverage (Open Market Sale Scheme Coverage), in an try to enhance provide and management costs.
Below the PMGKAY, the Central Authorities has been supplying 5kg of free ration to 80 crore ration card holders underneath the Nationwide Meals Safety Act. The free ration has been supplied along with backed meals grains from ration retailers.