Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) 2021 is an initiative of the Central Government of India. Under the garib kalyan anna yojana scheme free ration will be distributed to 80 crore beneficiaries until Diwali this year. This was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the nation recently in the Mann Ki Baat programme.
What is Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana 2021?
This initiative was taken by the government to support the BPL families and people falling under economically challenged categories who have been adversely affected by the lockdown restrictions and the fall in economic activities due to Covid-19 cases upsurge in the second wave. The free ration benefit scheme has been operated by the government since last year.
According to the Finance Ministry, more than 33 crore BPL individuals and families have gained financial support from the government of Rs. 31.235 crore. From 26 march 2020, the FM has distributed a relief package of Rs. 1.7 lakh crore under the scheme for poor people.
Therefore, the central government has agreed to provide extended benefits to low-income group families. The government will provide free flour, rice, and pulses per person to the beneficiaries.
Fair Price Shops will distribute free rations up to 5 kgs in addition to the ration card limit to farmers and AY, BPL, APL, AAY Ration Card holders.
There are several eligibility criteria pre-determined by the government. Most importantly, beneficiaries must have a valid ration card. Other than this, NFS cardholders will also be deemed eligible.
Pradhan mantri garib kalyan anna yojana online apply?
The financially compromised families and individuals and migrant workers can apply online to avail the benefits of the garib kalyan yojana ration.
Eligible people have to first register under the PMGKY scheme to take the benefits of the scheme. Check Your Eligibility easily.
Those who still don’t have a ration card should first get a ration card for themselves. Here are the steps to apply online for the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana:
- The beneficiaries need to visit the official website.
- You will get the online application form over there that you can fill up.
- Applicants need to furnish their bank account details and upload images of required document proofs like Aadhar card, Ration Card, etc.
- After filling up the form, applicants can submit it and then take a printout of it.
Pradhan mantri garib kalyan yojana pdf download?
Eligible people can download the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana pdf form from the official website.
Pradhan mantri garib kalyan package
The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package is an insurance scheme for healthcare frontline workers who are helping in the fight against Covid-19. Recently, a new system was introduced to streamline the process of settlement of insurance claims rapidly. New India Assurance Company (NIACL) has been tasked with the implementation and processing of the PMGKP insurance scheme.
The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP) Insurance Scheme for frontline healthcare professionals was initially launched on 30 March 2020 to provide them with comprehensive personal accident cover of Rs. 50 lakhs.
The accidental cover is meant for community healthcare workers and private health workers who have deputed to Covid-19 wards and are working in close contact with the Covid-19 patients. The PMGKP Insurance Scheme has now been extended by another year with effect from 24 April 2021.
A new insurance claim approval system has been brought in place which is effective immediately. Under the new system, the District Collectors will be assigned the task of approving the claims. Further, the Insurance Company will settle the claim within 48 hours.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has notified the State Governments and the UT Administrators about this new system.