July 29, 2013

Antyodaya Anna Yojana scheme in Andhra Pradesh

Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) is for poorest families. Launched by NDA government in December 2000.
Objective: Food Security

Beneficiaries: look out for the 'poorest of the poor'
  • Allocation of foodgrains (rice & wheat) to these AAY families is made @ 35 kg per family per month at a highly subsidized Central Issue Price (CIP) of Rs.2 per kg for wheat and Rs.3 per kg for rice.
  • The scale of issue that was initially 25 kg per family per month has been increased to 35 kg per family per month with effect from 1st April, 2002.
  • On whole India there are 2.43 crore Antyodaya Anna Yojna beneficiary households will continue to get their quota of 35 kg grains a month under the TPDS.
  • Coverage under this scheme has been expanded thrice since then i.e. during 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06 covering additional 50 lakh households each time
  • Thus the total coverage under AAY was raised to 2.50 crore AAY families. The identification of AAY families within the target of AAY families allocated to each State/UT is the responsibility of concerned State/UT Government.
  • Upto March, 2013, they have reported issuance of AAY ration cards to 2.43 crore AAY families

Eligibility criteria for AAY :
  • Landless agriculture labourers, marginal farmers, rural artisans /   craftsmen such as potters, tanners etc., and persons earning their   livelihood on daily basis in the informal sector.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • All primitive tribal households.

Antyodaya Anna Yojana scheme is being implemented in Andhra Pradesh since April 2001.
  • 35 kgs of Rice at the rate of Rs. 3.00 per kg per month to each card/ family is being supplied under this scheme.
  • Besides subsidised rice at Re 1/kg(launched on  55th anniversary celebrations of the AP Formation Day ), red gram dal at Rs 50/kg, palm oil at Rs 40/litre, kerosene (Rs 15/litre), sugar (Rs 13.50/kg), wheat (Rs 7/kg) would be supplied through the PDS network. 
  • While one section of the population under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana would be extended 35 kg per family, other below the poverty line (BPL) families would be supplied at four kg per person subject to maximum of 20 kg.


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