PMGKAY gets 3 month extension till Dec 2022

The Union Cabinet has extended the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY) for another three months till December 2022. This is seventh extension for the scheme since its launch in April 2020. With the additional expenditure of about Rs.447.6 billion for Phase VII, the overall expenditure of PMGKAY will be about Rs.3.9 trillion for all the phases. In Phase VII, the total outgo of food grains is estimated to be 12.2 million metric tonnes. Under the free ration scheme, 5 kg of food grain per person per month is provided free of cost for all the beneficiaries covered under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) (Antodaya Anna Yojana & Priority Households) including those covered under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).