PM Garib Kalyan Yojana Online PMGKY 2024; Free Ration benefit extended till Dec

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PMGKY 2024 | PM Garib Kalyan Yojana 2024 | प्रधानमंत्री गरीब कल्याण योजना: The Central government cabinet has decided to extend the benefits of free ration for next 3 months which means now beneficiary will receive fee ration till December. As you all know during the lockdown the central government started the PMGKY in which many benefits have been provided to the lower middle class and other class people to reduce the extra burden during the COVID-19 lockdown. Under this, the government also provided free ration benefits to around 80 Cr beneficiaries holding valid ration cards. The central government has extended this scheme a third time.

Atma Nirbhar Bharat Economic package: To combat the coronavirus, the Indian government introduced a relief package of 20 lakh crore. Through this PM Garib Kalyan Yojana package, the government tried to give their best to help the poorest of the poor people, wage workers, women, widowers, physically challenged, SHG, migrant workers, farmer and others of the country through this lockdown period and the money which they are benefiting for will be directly transferred to their account through DBT mode. Atma Nirbhar Bharat economic package.

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Below this article, we will give you information about the package under PMGKY 2024, PM Garib Kalyan Yojana schemes benefits. प्रधानमंत्री गरीब कल्याण योजना

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As we all know that during the lockdown every common man, poor people, women, migrants worker, disabled person, farmers, and others are facing so many problems because they are daily wagers and to combat the situation government take the initiative and launches the relief package of worth 20 lakh crore, with this package government is trying so that people will overcome from the situation.


The PMGKY has basically two broad components the first one is ensuring the availability of food and the second one is income support.


PM Garib Kalyan Yojana 2024: Key Information

Beneficiary Amount/benefit
Ration cardholder (80 Cr people) 5 kg ration free of cost additionally
Corona warriors (doctors, nurse, staff) 50 lakh insurance
Farmers (registered in PM Kisan Yojana) 2000/- (In April first week)
Jan Dhan account holders (women’s)   500/- for next three months
Widower, poor citizens, disabled, senior citizens1000/- (for next three months)
Ujjawala SchemeCylinder free of cost for the next three months
SHGsWill get an extra 10 lakh collateral loan
Construction worker31000 Cr fund will be used for them
EPF24% (12% +12%) will be paid by the government for the next three month
Shramik Special trainState wise Migrant return to home state through special train run Indian railway at 85% discount rate

प्रधानमंत्री गरीब कल्याण योजना

The finance minister has recently said that the beneficiaries who fall under the scheme of PMGKY their amount will be disbursed directly into their account and the date of disbursal will be announced soon in the coming days, so it’s a request to all the farmer’s and other beneficiaries that do not make any rush to the bank branches ( कैश निकालने की जल्दी मै बैंक मै  किसी भी प्रकार की भीड़ न लगाए )


Benefits of the PMGKY Scheme

PM Garib Kalyan Yojana – 5 kg Wheat/rice-free:

First of all, let’s talk about the food, all ration cardholders will get an additional 5kg ration whether it will be rice or wheat and it will be free of cost no one has to pay a single money for that and it will be given for next three month. Read About Free ration cards.

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1 KG Free Pulse

All ration cardholders will also get the 1 kg of pulse-free from the ration dealer for the next three-month pulse could be anything related to the region preferences it will be up to people what they preferred said FM

And with this PM Garib Kalyan anna yojana, 80 Cr people will be benefited across India

Hike for MNREGA Worker

All workers who are registered through MGNREGA will also get the hike of Rs 20 earlier it was 182 and now they will get 202 per day and it will directly benefit over 5 crore families.

Corona Warriors

The government also comes with an insurance scheme to the doctor nurses and others who fall under the essential services and fighting 24*7 with this deadly virus will get 50 lakh insurance.

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PMGKY Insurance Confirmation

Those who fall under the PMGKY corona warriors may read the guideline and risk coverage given in the image below.


PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana

All those farmers who are waiting for the next due installment of PM Kisan Yojana and those who didn’t get any installment will get their installment by the first week of April and with this around 8.69 Cr farmers will be benefitted.

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EPF Will be pay by the government

FM has also said in her statement that they are going to pay the EPF on behalf of employees and employers but only to those who have less than 100 employees in their company and having a monthly income of less than 15000. This government will pay 12% + 12% (24%) for the next three months.

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Widower/Old age/disabled pensioner extra benefit

The government will give an ex-gratia to the poor widow, old age women who are getting pension, and citizen who is above the age of 60 will also get an extra Rs 1000 in their account for the next three months so that they will not face any problem under this lockdown and the amount will be directly credited to their account in two installments. Read about vidwha pension yojana here.

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Jan Dhan Yojana Account Holder

There are more than 20 crore women’s who have Jan Dhan Yojana account and all these account holders will get the benefit of Rs 500/ month for the next three month and this amount will be directly credited into their account in two installments so that they will not face any problem in a period of disruption. Read about PM Jan Dhan yojana list

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From 2 April the Jan Dhan account holder starts getting benefits from this scheme.


अगर आपके अकाउंट मै अभी तक स्कीम के तहत पैसा नहीं आया तो निश्चिंत रहे क्योंकि पैसा आपके अकाउंट की आख़िरी संख्या के अनुरूप ही क्रेडिट किया जायगा। जैसे की अगर आपके खाते की आख़िरी संख्या 2 या 3 है तो आपको पैसा 4 अप्रैल को मिलेगा। लिस्ट आप नीचे दिए गए चित्र मैं देख सकते है.

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Ujjawala Yojana

After securing family with food and cash now the government is trying to help those who are already getting benefits under the Ujjawala Yojna scheme and in this scheme, these Ujjawala gasholders will get the cylinder free of cost for the next three months and they do not need to pay anything for that.

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SHG will extra 10 Lakh Collateral Loan

In further announcement FM minister Nirmala sitharaman also said that there are almost 63 lakhs SHG workers who are benefitting more than 7 crore families and under the national rural livelihood, they will get an extra 10 lakh rupees collateral loan. Earlier, they are getting 10 lakh now it will be a total of 20 lakhs collateral loan. Under this, they do not have to submit any security and this will applies with immediate effect FM added.

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PF Scheme Regulated

The PF scheme regulation will also be amended because of the pandemic situation and it will allow the non-refundable advance of 75% of the amount standing credit to the user or 3 months of wages whichever among them is lower and because of this, approximately 4.8 crore workers will be benefitted.

Construction Worker

FM said that they already have an existing fund for the welfare of building and other construction workers (BOCW) and the amount is a total of Rs 31,000 Cr and this amount can be used for 3.5 Cr construction workers and the government also suggested to the state that they must utilize it for the welfare of the worker.

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Important Links

Check Out For More DetailsIndian Government Official Portal
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much extra ration will be given to the ration cardholder?

All ration cardholders will get an extra 5kg ration (wheat/rice) and it will be given for the next three months.

Does the ration cardholder need to pay anything for that extra ration?

No, they do need to pay anything for that it’s free of cost.

Is there any other benefit for the ration cardholder?

Yes, they will also get 1 kg pulses (daal) free of cost for the next three months.

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