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PMGKAY: Free Food Grains Distributed to the Beneficiaries in Chandigarh

In June 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that the government had extended PMGKAY scheme to distribute free food grains like wheat and rice to help people during the second wave of COVID -19.

Dimple Gupta
Narendra Modi - Indian Prime Minister
Narendra Modi - Indian Prime Minister

In June 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that the government had extended PMGKAY scheme to distribute free food grains like wheat and rice to help people during the second wave of COVID -19. 

In compliance to that the Department of food and supplies and consumer affairs and legal metrology, UT, Chandigarh is distributing free food grains to people. Under this scheme, each beneficiary is getting 5kg wheat per month, from July to November 2021. 

At the time of announcement PM Modi had said – “Last year when the lockdown was imposed due to corona, free ration was provided to more than 80 crore people for eight months under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana.

This year too due to the second wave of pandemic, the scheme was implemented for May and June. Today, the government has decided to extend PMGKAY till deepawali. During the pandemic the government is standing with the poor. Till November, a fixed quantity of free food grains will be made available to more than 80 crore people.” 

For 5 months, the department has been distributing 25 kgs of wheat per person. The distribution is going on in all 12 centers including the community centers of Shivalik Garden Manimajra, Vikas Nagar Maulijagran, Bapu Dham Sector 26, Dhanas, Maloya Colony, Sector 15, sector 29, sector 37, Daddu Majra Colony, and sports complex sector 56, Dispensary Ram Darbar and NCCF Godown Plot No. 44, Industrial Area. 

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