So far nearly 94% of allocated free grains distributed in Apr, May and Jun

Topics food grains | NFSA | Coronavirus

The second phase of the Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana started in July and will continue till November
Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the free foodgrains distribution scheme under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGAY) for another five months starting July. 

The free foodgrains distribution of 5 kg per person per month will be over the above the monthly entitlements under the National Food Security Act (NFSA). 

In the first phase of the distribution, which started in April, almost 94 per cent of the allocated quota of free grains for the Apri-June have been distributed till August 7. In some states distribution of June month’s quota from the first phase is still going on. 

The second phase, started from July and will continue till November. Alongside grains, the government is also distributing 1 kg of free chana to almost 19.4 crore ration cardholders (per family) during this period. Here's a look at the progress of the second phase as it completes a month:


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