Q Why is it in News ?
Recently, thirteen states have started distributing foodgrains under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY).
Q What are features of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana ?
Q Who bears expenditure of this yojana and how much fund is allocated to it ?
Q What are Challenges of this Scheme?
A key issue is that the beneficiaries of the National Food Security Act are based on the last census (2011). The number of food-insecure people has increased since then and they remain uncovered.