An Empirical Analysis of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY) With Special Reference to Sangli District

Authors : Hanamant Shahaji Sawant

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 2 - February

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Food is one of the basic needs of man. Since ancient times, people have tried to satisfy their basic needs. In a welfare economy, government support and efforts to meet people's food needs are important. In a developing country with a large population like India, the government plays an important role in providing food. In India, during the terrible famine of 1940 in the province of Bengal, the first attempt was made to provide food grains to the population with the government's help. During World War II in 1945, people were provided food through rationing. After independence, the Indian government tried to reach all poor people through the public distribution system. Various programs were introduced in India to protect the poor from fluctuations in food prices, provide adequate food to every family, prevent the poor from starvation, and provide food security. Antodaya Anna Yojana and the National Food Security Act under the public distribution system have helped make the National Food Security Program a greater success. During the Corona epidemic, the whole world came to a standstill, and during this period, the income of workers and the unorganized sector was completely stopped. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana on March 26, 2020, to ensure the people's food security during this crisis. The program is known as the largest food security program in the world. Thank you to this program; 66% of the people in the Sangli district received free food and were freed from hunger and emaciation. This program has successfully maintained food security during epidemics such as Corona. This program has helped improve the standard of living and social status of the poor. This program is known as a "game changer" in food security in the country.

Keywords : Food security, Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana.


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