On Tuesday the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi digitally interacted with the PMGKAY beneficiaries of Gujarat state. The interaction between PM Modi and the beneficiaries of the scheme happened through video conferencing at 12:30 PM.
On the Microblogging site, PM tweeted about the interaction with the beneficiaries of PMGKAY on Monday. He tweeted, “At 12:30 PM tomorrow, 3rd August, I will interact with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana in Gujarat…”
The chief minister of Gujarat state Vijay Rupani and deputy chief minister Nitin bhai Patel were also present during the virtual event.
According to a statement by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), a public participation program is Gujrat was launched to create further awareness about the Centre’s scheme.
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) was announced by the Government of India (GOI) during the COVID-19 pandemic in India in March last year. It is a food security welfare scheme. It has provided assistance and help to beneficiaries by mitigating the economic impact of Covid 19 in India.
The main aim of the PMGKAY scheme is to provide food grains through the public distribution system (PDS) to the poor people of India. The Central government provides around 5kg of rice or wheat and 1kg of pulses every month to beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act.
During the session in the parliament, the Central government informed that more than 270 lakh metric tonnes of food grains had been provided under the National Food Security Act to nearly 80 crore beneficiaries of the PMGKAY scheme for seven months. The Minister of State (MoS) Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti informed the Lok Sabha on 27 July about the allocation of food grains to NFSA beneficiaries.