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Government of India
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
20-December-2011 17:13 IST
Beneficiaries Entitled for 10 Kg. Foodgrains per Month under Annapurna Scheme
Under Annapurna Scheme food grains are provided through State Governments/ Union Territory (UT) Administrations to indigent senior citizens of 65 years of age or above who are not getting old age pension under the National Old Age Pension Scheme(NOAPS). Food grains are provided @10 kg per person per month free of cost to the beneficiaries.

Food grains are allocated under the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) to certain identified priority groups at highly subsidized prices of Rs. 3/- per kg of rice and Rs.2/- per kg of wheat under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY). Destitutes are among those priority groups covered under AAY. Food grains are allocated to 2.34 crore AAY families in the country.

This information was given by the Minister of State (independent charge) for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Prof. K.V. Thomas in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.