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Annapurna Scheme | By Indian Govt for Financing Women for Establishing Food

Annapurna Scheme

What is Annapurna Scheme? This scheme is offered By Indian Govt for Financing Women for Establishing Food and to Make Sr. Citizens’ Life Better. From 1st April, 2000, अन्नपूर्णा Bhojnalaya Yojna has been launched. By the State Bank of Mysore, Annapurna Bhojnalaya Scheme is accessible for those women entrepreneurs who sell packed meals, snacks, etc. Annapurna Rasoi Scheme is started up, to provide Food Security to Sr. citizen individual so that they can buy utensils and other kitchen tools and equipment. The main target of अन्नपूर्णा Bhojnalaya Yojna is to cover, 20% (13.762 Lakh) of persons eligible to receive pension under NOAPS.

In 2000-2001, The Ministry of Rural Development has lunched the scheme. Under this Annapurna Yojana Scheme, the poor and needy senior citizens who are attaining 65 years of age or above 65 years of age are eligible for old age pension under the National Old Age Pension Scheme (NOAPS). Also, it is intended to provide 10 kgs. of foodgrains per month free of cost through the new “Annapurna” scheme, it t to all such person who are though eligible for old age pension under NOAPS, are presently not receiving it. To attain full details about Annapurna Scheme scroll down the page that is prepared by the team members of www.recruitmentinboxx.com.

Annapurna Scheme

Benefits of Annapurna Scheme

  • Age of Sr. Citizens’ either male or female should be 65 years or above more it.
  • To get beneficiaries Sr. Citizens’ must be a poor in the sense of having little or no regular means of substance from his/her own source of income or through financial support from family members or other sources.
  • In order to determine poverty of Sr. Citizens’ to provide them Beneficiaries of अन्नपूर्णाBhojnalaya Yojna, the criteria, if any, in force in the States/UTs may also be followed.
  • Citizens’ should not be in receipt of pension under the NOAPS or State Pension Scheme.
  • This Department ties up with the Food Corporation of India (FCI), to release food grains district wise on payment of the cost of Food grains at CIP rates directly to the FCI offices. Initially the food grains were supplied at economic cost (Rs.9.80 per Kg.).
  • However, w.e.f. 1.11.2000, food grains are supplied at the CIP rates for BPL families (Rs.4.90 per Kg.)
  • The beneficiaries under the scheme are selected in the Gram Sabah’s and the Gram Panchayat distributes the entitlement cards to the beneficiaries.
  • The beneficiaries are given 10 Kg. of foodgrains per month free of cost.
  • Funds are currently released to the State Departments of Food & Civil Supplies (F& CS 😉 in one installment.

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District-wise Target under Annapurna Scheme

Name of Division

Name of DistrictFixed
Target
Additional
Target
Total No. of
Target
(4+5)
Present
Beneficiaries
against Target
List No. of
Beneficiaries
for Selection
PatnaPatna Rationing2,8282,8495,6772,7102,967
Patna6,0699,63615,7059,9895,716
Nalanda4,9056,88311,7884,8016,987
Bhojpur4,4176,19910,6163,2947,322
Buxar2,6772,6785,3553,1522,203
Kaimur2,4213,3955,8162,2633,553
Rohtas4,7356,64511,3803,5517,829
MagadhGaya6,5629,20815,7705,05310,717
Aurangabad3,7805,3059,0852,2136,872
Nawada3,3544,7068,0603,2364,824
Jehanabad2,0552,8804,9352,5392,396
Arwal8321,1671,9991,764235
MungerMunger2,6532,6535,3062,5792,727
Jamui2,5913,6356,2262,1374,089
Sheikhpura9769761,9528771,075
Lakhisarai1,6561,6563,3122,582730
Khagaria2,4212,4254,8462,9081,938
Begusarai4,4584,4588,9164,7564,160
BhagalpurBanka2,9732,9735,9463,5972,349
Bhagalpur4,6934,6939,3863,2826,104
SaranSaran6,3286,32812,6565,2587,398
Siwan5,3515,35110,7024,4786,224
Gopalganj4,1834,1838,3663,9344,432
KoshiSaharsa2,7812,7815,5623,6671,895
Supaul3,3123,3126,6243,6512,973
Madhepura2,8882,8885,7762,7663,010
TirhutMuzaffarpur7,2637,26314,5265,0739,453
East Champaran7,47210,48717,9597,02410,935
West Champaran5,7338,04513,7784,8858,893
Sitamarhi5,2667,39112,6574,1788,479
Sheohar6156151,230718512
Vaishali5,2665,26610,5323,5946,938
DarbhangaDarbhanga6,2016,20112,4025,7136,689
Madhubani6,9656,96513,9308,2545,676
Samastipur6,6896,68913,3785,5747,804
PurneaPurnea4,6074,6079,2144,1955,019
Katihar4,4814,4818,9622,9096,053
Araria3,9713,9717,9423,7314,211
Kishanganj2,4212,4214,8421,5983,244
1,58,8491,84,2653,43,1141,48,483

1,94,631

Highlights about Annapurna Scheme

  • The Annapurna Scheme has been launched with effect from 1st April, 2000.
  • It aims at providing food security to meet the requirement of those senior citizens who, though eligible, have remained uncovered under the National Old Age Pension Scheme(NOAPS).
  • The Scheme is targeted to cover, 20% (13.762 Lakh) of persons eligible to receive pension under NOAPS.The Central assistance under the Annapurna Scheme is, thus, provided to the beneficiaries on fulfilling the following criteria :
  • The age of the applicant ( male or female) should be 65 years or above.
  • The applicant must be a destitute in the sense of having little or no regular means of substance from his/her own source of income or through financial support from family members or other sources. In order to determine destitution, the criteria, if any, in force in the States/UTs may also be followed.
  • The applicant should not be in receipt of pension under the NOAPSor State Pension Scheme
  • The beneficiaries are given 10 Kg. of foodgrains per month free of cost.
    Funds are currently released to the State Departments of Food & Civil Supplies (F&CS;) in one instalment. This Department then ties up with the Food Corporation of India (FCI), to release foodgrains districtwise on payment of the cost of Foodgrains at CIP rates directly to the FCI offices. Initially the foodgrains were supplied at economic cost (Rs.9.80 per Kg.). However, w.e.f. 1.11.2000, foodgrains are supplied at the CIP rates for BPL families (Rs.4.90 per Kg.) The beneficiaries under the scheme are selected in the Gram Sabhas and the Gram Panchayat distributes the entitlement cards to the beneficiaries.

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