The authorities on February 1authorized the extension of subsidy scheme for sugar equipped to 1.89 crore Antyodya Anna Yojna (AAY) households by ration retailers for 2 years until March 31, 2026.
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narender Modi, authorized extension of scheme of sugar subsidy for AAY households distributed by Public Distribution Scheme (PDS) for 2 extra years until March 31, 2026.
With this approval, the federal government will proceed giving subsidy of ₹18.50 per kg to collaborating states for distribution of sugar to AAY households by PDS on the price of 1 kg per household monthly.
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States have the accountability to obtain and distribute sugar.
“Under the scheme, the central government gives subsidy of ₹18.50 per kg per month of sugar to AAY families of participating states.
“The approval is predicted to increase advantages of greater than Rs 1,850 crore throughout interval of fifteenth Finance Commission (2020-21 to 2025-26). The scheme is predicted to profit about 1.89 crores AAY households of the nation,” an official statement said.
The scheme facilitates access of sugar to the poorest of the poor and adds energy to their diet so that their health improves.
The Centre is already giving free ration under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojna (PM-GKAY).
Sale of ‘Bharat Atta’, ‘Bharat Dal’, tomatoes and onions at affordable and fair prices are the measures to ensure sufficient food in plate of citizens beyond PM-GKAY also.
So far, about 3 lakh tonnes of Bharat Dal (chana dal) and about 2.4 lakh tonnes of Bharat Atta have already been sold, benefitting ordinary consumers.
“Thus, availability of sponsored dal, atta and sugar have accomplished the meals for a typical citizen of India fulfilling Modi ki Guarantee of ‘Food for All, Nutrition for All’,” the assertion mentioned.