It is learned that the Union government on Tuesday issued orders extending the Prime Minister’s Garib Kalyan scheme till March 2022. Under the scheme, it has been decided to give 5 kg of rice free of cost to all the beneficiaries in AP till March this year. The Central Government has directed the AP Civil Supplies Department to distribute five kg of rice to the beneficiaries from December 2021.
With this, from January 18, the rice will be distributed to all the beneficiaries in the state at the rate of 5 kg each through ration shops. However, it was revealed that it was not distributed in December due to lack of stock and will be distributed at the rate of 10 kg each on the 18th of this month. With this, the poor people will benefit more with the Prime Minister’s Garib Kalyan Yojana.