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Annapurna Scheme

Annapurna Scheme

To Make Sr. Citizens’ Life Better Annapurna Scheme was introduced in which Food Security to Sr. citizen individual will be given. अन्नपूर्णा Bhojnalaya Yojna has been launched with effect from 1st April, 2000. Through Annapurna Scheme government meet the requirement of those senior citizens who, though eligible, have remained uncovered under the National Old Age Pension Scheme (NOAPS). अन्नपूर्णा Bhojnalaya Yojna is targeted to cover, 20% (13.762 Lakh) of persons eligible to receive pension under NOAPS.
Keeping in mind the needs of senior citizens who are not getting old age pension under the National Old Age Pension Scheme (NOAPS) for those Annapurna Bhojnalaya Yojna has been launched. Beneficiaries of Annapurna Scheme will be given to those who fulfill the criteria and those who have need of it. Accordingly, to get all the details in regard of Annapurna Yojna scroll down the page that is prepared by the team members of www.privatejobshub.in.

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Beneficiaries of Annapurna Scheme

The Central assistance under the Annapurna Scheme is, thus, provided to the beneficiaries on fulfilling the following criteria:
  • Age of Sr. Citizens’ either male or female should be 65 years or above more it.
  • To get beneficiaries Sr. Citizens’ must be a poor in the sense of having little or no regular means of substance from his/her own source of income or through financial support from family members or other sources.
  • In order to determine poverty of Sr. Citizens’ to provide them Beneficiaries of अन्नपूर्णा Bhojnalaya Yojna, the criteria, if any, in force in the States/UTs may also be followed.
  • Sr. Citizens’ should not be in receipt of pension under the NOAPS or State Pension Scheme.
  • The beneficiaries are given 10 Kg. of foodgrains per month free of cost.
  • Funds are currently released to the State Departments of Food & Civil Supplies (F& CS ;) in one installment.
  • This Department ties up with the Food Corporation of India (FCI), to release food grains district wise on payment of the cost of Food grains at CIP rates directly to the FCI offices. Initially the food grains were supplied at economic cost (Rs.9.80 per Kg.).
  • However, w.e.f. 1.11.2000, food grains are supplied at the CIP rates for BPL families (Rs.4.90 per Kg.)
  • The beneficiaries under the scheme are selected in the Gram Sabah’s and the Gram Panchayat distributes the entitlement cards to the beneficiaries.
Through अन्नपूर्णा भोजनालय योजना poor senior citizens of 65 years of age or above who though eligible for old age pension under the National Old Age Pension Scheme (NOAPS) but are not getting the pension, will get the Food Security through Annapurna Yojana in which 10 kgs of food grains per person per month will be supplied free of cost under.

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