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Govt extends Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana till March 2022



  • Under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana, Centre is providing five-kilogram food grains per person per month free of cost to all beneficiaries covered under the National Food Security Act. 
  • The scheme is a food security welfare scheme that was envisaged by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide assistance and help mitigate the economic impact of Covid-19.
  • The Govt in March last year had announced the distribution of additional foodgrains free-of-cost to about 80 Crore National Food Security Act beneficiaries.