BIG Cabinet Decision: Now THESE beneficiaries will get free ration for one year; Check details here

BIG Cabinet Decision: Now THESE beneficiaries will get free ration for one year; Check details here


Free food grains would be given till December 2023. The move will entail a burden of Rs 2 lakh crore, which would be completely borne by the government.


New Delhi: The Central government has named the scheme for distributing free ration under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) for a period of one year till December 2023, as the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY). Under the scheme, the Centre started distributing free rations to NFSA beneficiaries from January 1, 2023, onwards.

Free food grains would be given till December 2023. The move will entail a burden of Rs 2 lakh crore, which would be completely borne by the government. (Also Read: Invest once in THIS SBI scheme, get monthly returns; check return calculator, interest rate, other key details)

The Union Cabinet approved the decision to give free food grains to NFSA beneficiaries for a period of one year on December 23, 2022. (Also Read: THIS Post Office Scheme offers Rs 4,950 assured monthly income; check how much you have to invest, calculator, other details)

More than 81.35 crore NFSA beneficiaries will benefit from the move. Earlier rice and wheat were provided at subsidised rates to the beneficiaries under NFSA.

Food grains which were being provided under the erstwhile Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) since April 2020, will also be subsumed under the NFSA quota. (Zee News) reports

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