Centre launched round 600 lakh tonnes of meals grains all over the Coronavirus pandemic 12 months 2020-21 and 2021-22 beneath Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY).
According to Ministry of Consumer Affairs information, out of the 600 lakh tonnes of meals grains allocated to the scheme’s beneficiaries all over the duration, 400 lakh tonnes of shares have been lifted by way of states until July 14, 2021.
The general inventory of meals grains within the Central Pool as on July 1, 2021 was once 900 lakh tonnes, consisting of 603 lakh tonnes of wheat and 296 lakh tonnes of rice.
The PMGKAY have been initiated by way of the Government in March 2020 after the pandemic-induced nation-wide lockdown have been imposed and tens of millions of migrant staff have been pressured to go back to their local puts.
The scheme was once aimed toward offering such displaced folks and the ones in rural spaces with unfastened meals grains.