Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana

Free ration till November to poor and needy families

Central government is extended a scheme “Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana” (प्रधानमंत्री गरीब कल्याण अन्न योजना). 80 crore poor people will get benefits of the scheme. Government will be distributing monthly free ration to all the beneficiaries till November (Diwali and Chhath puja). Monthly free ration will include 5 kgs of wheat or rice and 1 kg pulses (whole chana). This scheme has lunched on March 2020 during lock down but it is extended till November to empower the poor and needy. Rs 1.5 lakh crore is the total implementation cost of the scheme.

Scheme:Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana
Benefit:Free Ration
Beneficiaries: Poor and needy families
Launched On: March, 2020
Launched By:Central government
Total Budget:Rs 1.5 lakh crore

Important schemes for poor families


  • Free ration include 1 kg pulses and 5 kgs of wheat or rice
  • To make sure that every body gets food every day
  • To provide food security
  • To empower to poor families


  • Scheme is applicable across the country
  • Scheme is available for poor and needy families in the country

Central government’s schemes

Government has lunched number of schemes for poor and needy during lock down such as Atmanirbhar Bharat, PM Garib Kalyan Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan and so on. These all schemes for poor, returnee migrants people to support them to come out from critical pandemic situation. The scheme was announced initially when lock down started. The scheme is now extended till November to provide food security to poor families.


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