Antyodaya Anna Yojana

  • The scheme aims to make Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) more focused and targeted towards the poorest section of population.
  • Beneficiary families under the scheme are distributed 35 kg of rice and wheat at the rates of Rs. 3 per kg and Rs. 2 per kg respectively. Coarse grains, on the other hand, are distributed at the rate of Rs. 1 per kg.
  • Other families that are not part of AAY but are covered under NFSA receive grains at the rate of Rs. 5 per kg.
  • Under the scheme, subsidies are fully borne by the central government and States/UT bears the distribution cost.
  • The scheme has been expanded to cover 2.50 Cr households and scale of issue has been increased to 35 kg/family/month.

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