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Cabinet Sanctions 5Kg Free Foodgrains To Poor For 2 Months Under PMGKAY

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.

Wed, 05 May 2021 - 06:05 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: COVID-19 outbreak, Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, Union cabinet, Food security

Courtesy: The Economic Times