Beneficiaries under Antyodaya Anna Yojana

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

LOK SABHA 

UNSTARRED QUESTION N0.5647
TO BE ANSWERED ON 6TH APRIL, 2022

BENEFICIARIES UNDER AAY

5647. SHRI JAYANT SINHA:

Will  the   Minister   of   CONSUMER  AFFAIRS,  FOOD  AND   PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION be pleased to state:

(a) the funds utilised  under the Antyodaya  Anna Yojana  (AAY) in Jharkhand in the last three years;

(b) the  number  of  beneficiaries  under  AAY  from  Jharkhand, district­-wise; and

Beneficiaries under Antyodaya Anna Yojana

(c) the initiatives taken by the Government to ensure that the scheme reaches more eligible beneficiaries?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE FOR MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND
CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD & PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION

(SADHVI NIRANJAN JYOTI)

(a): No food subsidy claim was raised by the State Government of Jharkhand during the year 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2021-22. Department of Food & Public Distribution (DFPD) released an amount of Rs.3.66 crore as food subsidy under  National  Food Security  Act  (NFSA) including Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) to Jharkhand during 2020-21. 

Further, the value of foodgrains for AAY lifted by the State Government of .Jharkhand from FCI during the last three years is as under:-

(Rs in Crore)

Year

Rice

Wheat

Total

2018-19

1050.14

60.03

1110.17

2019-20

1184.08

100.31

1284.39

2020-21

1695.79

130.32

1826.11

The number of AAY beneficiaries identified by the Government of Jharkhand are as follows:
(Rs in Crore)

Number of AAY households

Number of AAY Persons

9.179

45.895

District-wise data is not maintained by DFPD.

(c): Under the joint responsibility of Union and State Governments for implementation of the Targeted Public Distribution System under the NFSA (Including AAY), the responsibility for identification of beneficiaries rests with the concerned State Government. As per the provisions of the NFSA Act, the State Government is required to identify the beneficiaries under the AAY to the extant and as per the guidelines specified by the Central Government.


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