Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana


Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY) is a part of Atmanirbhar Bharat, the programme offers free food grains to migrants and the underprivileged. The first and second phases of this plan, respectively, were in operation from April to June and July to November 2020. The third phase of the plan was in operation from May to June 2021. Phase IV will run from July to November 2021 and Phase V of the plan will run from December 2021 to March 2022, and 
The center offers the needy 5 kg of free food grains each month as part of this programme. This is in addition to the subsidized (Rs 2-3 per kilogram) ration given to families covered by the Public Distribution System (PDS) under the National Food Security Act (NFSA). Both the food grain and the quantity could change.

Phase VI:

Phase VI of the PMGKAY programme, which runs from April to September 2022, is expected to cost an additional Rs. 80,000 Crore in food subsidies.
The National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013, offers beneficiaries covered by the One Nation, One Ration Card Scheme with the flexibility to access their entitlements from any location in India.


Each family with a ration card receives 5 kg of free food grains from PMGKAY in addition to the 5 kg of food grains that are currently available through the Public Distribution System (PDS).
Six States/UTs—Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Chandigarh, Delhi, and Gujarat—have received wheat, while the remaining States/UTs have received rice.


Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana
•    Families falling under the Priority Households (PHH) and Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) categories would be eligible for the programme.
•    PHH are to be identified using criteria developed by State Governments/Union Territory Administrations. According to the guidelines set forth by the Central Government, AAY households are to be recognized by States/UTs:
•    Households headed by widows, terminally ill, disabled, or people 60 years of age or more without a guaranteed source of support from society or the economy.
•    Those who are widowed, terminally ill, disabled, at least 60 years old, or unmarried men or women without family or community support or a guaranteed source of income.
•    All primitive tribal households.
•    Landless agricultural workers, small-scale farmers, slum dwellers, rural artisans and craftsmen like fruit and flower vendors, snake charmers, rag pickers, cobblers, and destitute, as well as other similar groups in both rural and urban areas, depend on the informal economy for their daily subsistence.
•    All eligible families with HIV-positive members who live below the poverty line.

Offline Application Process:

Interested person can visit the local Fair Price Shop with your Ration Card 
•    Any Fair Price Shop vendor across the nation would accept either the ration card number or the Aadhaar number from beneficiaries.
•    Beneficiaries may submit to Aadhaar authentication using either their iris or fingerprints.

Documents Necessary:

•    Ration Card
•    Aadhar Card (if seeded with Ration Card)

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