Chandigarh will distribute free foodgrains (wheat) under the PMGKAY

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Chandigarh will distribute free foodgrains (wheat) under the PMGKAY

Chandigarh.6th August,2021:The Department of Food & Supplies and Consumer Affairs & Legal Metrology, UT, Chandigarh will distribute free foodgrains (wheat) under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojna (PMGKAY). Under this scheme, each eligible beneficiary will get 5 Kg wheat per month, for the period July to November, 2021. The Department will, therefore, distribute 25 Kg wheat per person i.e. distribution in one go. This will be in addition to the DBT Food subsidy.


Only the registered beneficiaries under NFSA, as on 31st July, 2021, are eligible to receive under this scheme. The list is available on department’s website:                  


During the wheat distribution exercise, the department is also conducting e-KYC of the existing DBT beneficiaries including Aadhar verification/updation, address/contact number updation, addition/deletion of members etc. The Head of family or any member of the family can visit the distribution centre with Aadhar cards of the family members alongwith residence proof, marriage certificate, Birth/Death Certificate (if addition/deletion is required) for completing e-KYC formalities and collecting the foodgrains.


The department shall set up distribution centres in all the localities of the city and all eligible beneficiaries will be covered under PMGKAY scheme. The beneficiaries are advised to avoid crowding at the distribution centers in their area. The public at large is requested to cooperate with the department and to follow COVID appropriate behavior norms.


For any query or complaint, Consumer Helpline Number 1800-180-2079 is in place. The beneficiaries can also contact the District Food & Supplies Officer (DFSO) for redressal of their grievances.