Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana 2020: Apply Online Now

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) is a poor welfare scheme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Dec 2016. The primary objective of this scheme is to help the financially weaker section of the society.

Under PM Garib Kalyan Yojana, the central govt has announced on March 26, 2020, those poor people of the country should not face any issue during the lockdown period. Because of COVID 19 pandemic, the whole country is in a paused state.

Hence during addressing the media, Finance Minister Shri Nirmala Sitharaman announced multiple schemes of budget 1.70crores under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana.

According to govt, the scheme will help 80 crore citizen under multiple categories.

If you want to get all the information related to Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, then read this article till the end.

Scheme Overview [प्रधानमंत्री गरीब कल्याण योजना]

Name of the schemePradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana
Launched byPrime Minister Narendra Modi
Launch yearDecember, 2016
Objective of the schemeHelp the poor sections of the society
BeneficiaryFinancially Weaker sections


Under this scheme, the government gave the people the opportunity to pay interest on their undeclared income in addition to fines. Under it, there will be 50 percent tax and fines on disclosure. The remaining 25 percent will be deposited in the bank for 4 years, on which no interest will be paid.

It is understood that 30 percent tax, 33 percent surcharge, and 10 percent fine will be levied on the money deposited under the Prime Minister’s Poor Welfare Scheme. It will be about 50 percent of the money deposited.

In addition, 25% of the declared amount will have to be deposited under the Prime Minister’s Poor Welfare Scheme and there will be no interest in this amount and this amount will remain blocked for 4 years.

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PM Garib Kalyan Yojana 2020

Under the Prime Minister’s Poor Welfare Scheme, the central government will provide 5 kg of wheat or rice and 1 kg of pulses to 600 million poor people every month for the next three months. The main goal of announcing the Poor Welfare Package is to help the poorest people by providing them with food and money so that they do not face difficulties in purchasing the necessary supplies or products and meeting their basic needs.

BeneficiaryAmount/benefit of ration
Ration cardholder (80 Cr people)5 kg ration free of cost additionally
Corona warriors (doctors, nurse, staff)Rs 50 lakh insurance
Farmers (registered in PM Kisan Yojana)Rs 2000/- (In April first week)
Jan Dhan account holders (women’s)  Rs 500/- fro next three months
poor citizens, disabled, senior citizens, WidowerRs 1000/- (for next three month)
Ujjawala SchemeFor next three months, cylinder will be provided for free
SHGsWill get an extra 10 lakh collateral loan
Construction worker31000 Cr fund will be used for Construction workers
EPFthe government will pay 24% (12% +12%) for the next three month

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Benefits of Prime Minister’s ration subsidy scheme

  • All the ration cardholders of the country can avail of the benefit of this scheme.
  • Ration subsidy will be provided to 80 crore beneficiaries of the country under this scheme.
  • The poor people of the country will be given wheat for three months at the rate of Rs. 2 per kg and rice at the rate of Rs. 3 per cardholder.
  • Under the Prime Minister’s ration subsidy scheme, the govt will provide 7 kg ration to 80 crore beneficiaries for the next 3 months across the country.

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How to register in Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana

If you fulfill the eligibility criteria and want to get ration on subsidy under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, then you have to read the guidelines given below.

There is no registration process for availing benefits under the Prime Minister Ration Subsidy Scheme. Interested beneficiaries of the country, who want to get wheat at the rate of Rs. 2 per kg and rice at the rate of Rs. 3 per kg under this scheme, can directly go to the nearby ration dealer shop and avail it through the ration card