Pulses saved from PMGKAY scheme to be distributed free of cost among AAY families


Jammu: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir today authorized onetime allocation of 1.5 Kg of pulses per Antodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) family to be distributed through Public Distribution System on account of savings accrued from Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana PMGKAY /ANBA schemes with the Food and Civil Supplies department.

According to an order issued here today by the Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department, the Directors have been authorized to distribute a quantum of 266.57 MT of pulses among the AAY families which fall in non-winter dumping areas and hence are accessible currently. These savings have accrued on account of massive de-duplication, Aadhar seeding and Aadhar based distribution of ration, being carried out in the UT from the past half a year. All these efforts have resulted in savings of hundreds of tons of food grains in the past few months.

A total of 1.77 lakh AAY families are expected to be benefitted from this step. The department has asked its officials to ensure that the distribution concludes before 10th March, 2021. On the pattern of previous scheme, these pulses will be given free of cost to the AAY families.