The Union on May 5 approved a retrospective order to distribute 5kgs free foodgrains to 79.88 crore PDS beneficiaries during May-June. Effective from May 1, the allocations will be made under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana-III. Announced in 2020 the scheme aims to combat COVID impact on poor. The allocation to states will be decided by Food Ministry on the existing ratio under the National Food Security Act.
Courtesy: The Economic Times