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Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY-Phase VII)

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY-Phase VII):

The 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.

  • 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).
  • Financial implication for the Government of India has been about 3.45 Lakh Crore upto Phase-VI of PMGKAY.
  • With the additional expenditure of about Rs. 44,762 Crore for Phase-VII of this scheme, the overall expenditure of PMGKAY will be about Rs. 3.91 lakh crore for all the phases.
  • So far, PMGKAY has been in operation for 25 months as under:
    • Phase I and II ( 8 months) : April’20 to Nov.’20
    • Phase-III to V (11 months) : May’21 to March’22
    • Phase-VI ( 6 months) : April’22 to Sept.’22