What has our government done to provide food security to the poor? Discuss any two schemes launched by the government?

Asked by Shivani Kumari | 1 year ago |  275

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Solution :-

The government has launched various schemes for the welfare of the people and to provide food security to the poor. Two such schemes are the Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and Annapurna Scheme (APS).

Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) - Launched in the year 200, under this scheme one crore of the poorest among the below poverty line families covered under the targeted public distribution system were identified and 25kg of food grains were provided to each eligible family at a highly subsidized rate of Rs.2 per kg wheat and Rs.3 per kg rice. The scheme was further expanded in the year 2003 and close to 50 lakh more below poverty line families were provided with the food grains. Annapurna Scheme (APS) - Launched in the year 2000, the scheme aims to provide food to the senior citizens who have remained uncovered under the National Old Age Pension Scheme. The eligibility for an applicant is that she or he should be 65 years or above in age.

Answered by Vishal kumar | 1 year ago

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