In Assam, over 2.51 crore people are benefited under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalayan Anna Yojana. Talking to AIR, Food, Civil Supply and Consumer Affairs Minister Ranjit Kumar Dass said that 5 kilogram of foodgrain is being provided to the beneficiaries per month. Mr. Dass said that people have been benefited by this initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi under the pandemic.
The Minister said that various awareness drives are being taken on the scheme. He also said that in addition to that scheme, nearly 70,000 families are getting 35 kilogram rice per month free of cost under the Antodaya Anna Yojna. AIR Correspondent reports that hundreds of non-eligible families have returned their ration cards to the Food and Civil Supply department as urged by the Assam government and Mr. Dass.