Free Ration Scheme

To help the poor families to have food and overcome the hardships and hunger issues faced due to pandemic.

Uttar Pradesh state government rolled out Free ration scheme in the state on December 12, 2021. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath distributed ration packets to some beneficiaries marking the start. Under this initiative the state government will provide free food grains to poor people in the state in line with PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY). Beneficiaries will get double ration under both the schemes. This initiative is launched under the National Food Security Act. The Antyodaya and eligible domestic ration card holders will be covered for direct benefit under this scheme. About 15 crore card holders will be benefitted under the initiative.

Scheme Overview:

Scheme Free Ration Scheme
Scheme UnderUttar Pradesh Government
Started ByChief Minister Yogi Adityanath
BeneficiariesPoor and needy people across the state
BenefitFree Ration including food grains, oil, pulses, salt and sugar
Major ObjectiveTo help the poor families to have food and overcome the hardships and hunger issues faced due to pandemic.

Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of the scheme is to provide food grains and solve the hunger issues of the poor families.
  • It will help the people in overcoming their hardships.
  • Under the scheme, free ration including food grains, oil, pulses, salt and sugar per month will be provided to the beneficiaries.
  • There are a lot many poor people affected due to pandemic and this scheme tends to support these people.
  • This scheme will cover the Antyodaya and eligible domestic ration card holders for direct benefit.
  • It aims at protecting the poor and economically weaker sections of the society in testing times and enhancing the overall health conditions across the state.

Key Points:

  • Free Ration scheme is launched by the Uttar Pradesh state government for the poor people facing hardships due to pandemic and lockdown situations.
  • Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath distributed ration packets to some beneficiaries marking the start.
  • The main objective of the scheme is to provide food grains and support the poor people affected due to the pandemic.
  • Under this initiative the state government will provide free ration to the poor people in the state in line with PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY).
  • This scheme will cover the Antyodaya and eligible domestic ration card holders for direct benefit.
  • Under the scheme, free ration including food grains, oil, pulses, salt and sugar per month will be provided to the beneficiaries.
  • Beneficiaries will get double ration as they will be covered under this state scheme as well as PM-GKAY.
  • This initiative aims at protecting the poor and economically weaker sections of the society in testing times.
  • It will help the poor to save a bit of their income which is usually spent on food.
  • It will ensure social security of the vulnerable and poor people across the state.
  • This scheme benefits about 15 crores beneficiaries across the state.

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