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Lucknow: Ensuring that no one sleeps hungry in the state even amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Uttar Pradesh government has so far distributed approximately 100 Lakh MT of free food grains since the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic (April 2020).
As per the Chief Minister’s directives, the distribution was carried out entirely through point-of-sale (PoS) devices with biometric Aadhaar and dealer authentication in a most transparent manner.
The Yogi-led government in Uttar Pradesh has distributed 76, 39, 378.955 MT of free food grains under PMGKAY. While approximately 23,60,402.64 MT of free ration was separately distributed by the government, which is ‘over and above’ the ration being distributed under PMG
order to help migrants, poor and under-privileged sections of the society to tide over the hardship of pandemic times, the government is providing free 5 kg food grains to over 15 crore beneficiaries of the PMGKAY. Under the scheme, each beneficiary receives 3 kg wheat and 2 kg rice.
During 2020, out of the total allocation of 58,02,845.950 MT food grains under PMGKAY-2020 Turn to P6
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(April-November 2020), approx 56,21,377.178 MT food grains (i.e. 96.87 %) was distributed by the state.
In 2021 (PMGKAY III) so far, out of a total allocation of 22,07,789.280 MT food grains ( May-July 2021), 20,18,001.777 MT (i.e. around 91.40 %) food grains were distributed by Uttar Pradesh Government.
“On occasion of the ‘Anna Mahotsav’ being held on August 5, the Prime Minister will interact with the beneficiaries present at the selected fair price shops of Uttar Pradesh through video conferencing. The ration distribution for the month of August under PMGKAY will also commence on that day”, informed Addition Food Commissioner, Anil Kumar Dubey.