Antyodaya Anna Yojana, Total Number of Beneficiaries Covered Under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD & PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION 
DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION 

LOK SABHA 

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1380 
TO BE ANSWERED ON 18 DECEMBER, 2018 

ANTYODAYA ANNA YOJANA 

1380. SHRI RAMSINH RATHWA: 

Will the Minister of CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD AND PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION be pleased to state: 
  • (a) the norms/guidelines adopted for identification of Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) families in the country; 
  • (b) the total number of beneficiaries covered under the AAY, State/UT- wise; 
  • (c) whether the Government has received any request from the States for increasing the number of beneficiaries under AAY; and 
  • (d) if so, the details thereof and the steps taken by the Government in this regard? 
ANTYODAYA+ANNA+YOJANA
ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE 
FOR CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD & PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION 
(SHRI C. R. CHAUDHARY) 

(a): `As per the guidelines issued by the Government, the AAY families are to be identified by States/Union Territories (UTs) as per the following criteria: 
  • (i) Landless agriculture labourers, marginal farmers, rural artisans /craftsmen, such as potters, tanners, weavers, blacksmiths, carpenters, slum dwellers and persons earning their livelihood on daily basis in the informal sector like porters, coolies, rickshaw pullers, hand cart pullers, fruit and flower sellers, snake charmers, rag pickers, cobblers, destitute and other similar categories in both rural and urban areas; 
  • (ii) Households headed by widows or terminally ill persons/disabled persons/ persons aged 60 years or more with no assured means of subsistence or societal support; 
  • (iii)Widows or terminally ill persons or disabled persons or persons aged 60 years or more or single women or single men with no family or societal support or assured means of subsistence; 
  • (iv) All primitive tribal households; 
  • (v) All eligible Below Poverty Line (BPL) families of HIV positive persons. 
(b): Foodgrains under Antodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) are given family wise, hence, a statement giving States/UTs wise number of families covered under AAY are at Annexure-I. 

(c) & (d): Requests have been received from few State Governments to increase the number of families covered under AAY, but it could not be acceded to as the number is fixed for every State/UT. However, States/UTs are advised from time-to-time to review the existing list of AAY families and remove the ineligible households so as to include only the most eligible. 
ANNEXURE 
ANNEXURE REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (b) OF THE UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1380 DUE FOR ANSWER ON 18.12.2018 IN THE LOK SABHA. 
Statement indicating State/UT – wise number of families covered under AAY under National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA) as on 12.12.2018 
(in lakh)
S.No. State Coverage under AAY AAY families identified
1 Andhra Pd आंध्र प्रदेश  9.586 9.09
2 Arunachal Pd अरुणाचल प्रदेश  0.380 0.37
3 Assam असम 7.040 7.03
4 Bihar बिहार  25.010 25.01
5 Chattisgarh छत्तीसगढ़  7.189 7.19
6 Delhi दिल्ली  1.568 0.76
7 Goa गोवा  0.184 0.13
8 Gujarat गुजरात  8.128 8.12
9 Haryana हरयाणा  3.025 2.68
10 Himachal Pd हिमाचल प्रदेश  1.971 1.82
11 J & K जम्मू कश्मीर  2.822 2.36
12 Jharkhand झारखण्ड  9.179 9.17
13 Karnataka कर्नाटक  11.997 10.97
14 Kerala केरल  5.958 5.96
15 Madhya Pd मध्य प्रदेश  15.816 13.98
16 Maharashtra महाराष्ट्र  25.053 25.05
17 Manipur मणिपुर  0.636 0.64
18 Meghalaya मेघालय  0.702 0.15
19 Mizoram मिजोरम  0.261 0.26
20 Nagaland नागालैंड  0.475 0.48
21 Odisha ओडिशा  12.645 12.40
22 Punjab पंजाब  1.794 1.79
23 Rajasthan राजस्थान  9.321 9.32
24 Sikkim सिक्किम  0.165 0.17
25 Tamil Nadu तमिल नाडु  18.646 17.17
26 Telangana तेलंगाना  5.992 5.67
27 Tripura त्रिपुरा  1.131 1.10
28 Uttar Pd उत्तर प्रदेश  40.945 40.95
29 Uttarakhand उत्तराखण्ड  1.909 1.84
30 West Bengal वेस्ट बंगाल  19.857 15.86
31 A & N अंडमान एंड निकोबार  0.107 0.04
32 Daman & Diu दमन एंड दिउ  0.015 0.01
33 D&N Haveli दादर नागर एंड हवेली  0.069 0.00
34 Lakshdweep लक्षद्वीप  0.012 0.01
35 Chandigarh चंडीगढ़  0.088 0.00
36 Puducherry पुडुचेर्री  0.322 0.26
Total 249.998 237.76

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