Seven states and union territories, together with Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh, have commenced free distribution of 1 kg pulses per PDS family beneath the Pradhan Mantri Garib Anna Yojana (PMGAY), the Food Ministry mentioned on Monday.
Other states like Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi have obtained the partial inventory and can begin the distribution to beneficiaries in a phased method as per their plan, it mentioned in a press release.
“About 107,077.85 tonne of pulses have so far been issued to the States/UTs,” in response to the ministry. Under PMGKY, Andaman and Nicobar, Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Chattisgarh, Daman & Diu, Goa, Gujarat have commenced the free distribution of pulses to the PDS (Public Distribution System) beneficiaries.
To present meals safety throughout the prevailing state of affairs as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, the Centre has determined to distribute at no cost pulses to eligible households beneath Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PM-GKY) for 3 months.
The distribution of pulses beneath PMGKY is to profit round 19.50 crore households unfold throughout 36 states and Union Territories. Besides free pulses, the federal government can also be giving free 5 kg per particular person foodgrains to over 81 crore PDS beneficiaries within the nation. This is over and above the quota given beneath the National Food Security Act.
The Centre has disbursed Rs 17,793 crore to eight.89 crore beneficiary farmers beneath the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Scheme throughout the lockdown interval from March 24 until date.
The authorities supplies Rs 6,000 every year money straight into the checking account of registered farmers in three equal installments beneath the PM-KISAN in a transfer to supply revenue help to farmers.