May 5, 2021

28 States/ UTs start lifting food grains from Food Corporation of India depots for distribution under PMGKAY-III.


  • The Department of Food & Public Distribution has started implementation of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) for a period of 2 months i.e. May and June 2021 to ameliorate the hardships faced by the poor and needy due to various disruptions caused by the resurgence of COVID-19 in the country.

  • The Government of India will bear the entire cost on implementation of PMGKAY (May-June 2021) scheme, without any sharing by States/UTs.

  • Under this special scheme, about 80 Crore NFSA beneficiaries covered under both categories of NFSA, namely Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and Priority Households (PHH), are being provided with an additional quota of free-of-cost foodgrains (Rice/Wheat) at a scale of 5 Kg per person per month, over and above their regular monthly entitlements.