- 12 Oct 2021
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- On October 11, 2021, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami launched the 'Annotsav Programme', by distributing ration kits to six beneficiaries.
- The 'Annotsav program' is an important program started under the 'Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana'. Its objective is to provide food and honor to every beneficiary.
- Under this program being implemented by the Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department of the state, 14 lakh ration kits will be distributed to the poor beneficiaries of the state through Fair Price Shops.
- It is noteworthy that to deal with the challenges of the Covid-19 epidemic, 'Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana' was started by the Government of India in 2020, under which every person would be provided 5 kg free food grains in addition to the 5 kg subsidized food grains under NFSA.