Antyodaya Anna Yojana

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Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) is an Indian government sponsored scheme for ten million of the poorest families. It was launched by NDA government in 25 December 2000. It is on the look out for the 'poorest of the poor'[1] by providing them 35 kilograms of rice and wheat at Rs.3 & Rs.2 per kg. respectively. Under this scheme one crore of the poorest among the BPL families covered under the targeted public distribution system were identified. Poor families were identified by the respective state rural development facility through a below poverty line. The scheme has been further expanded twice by additional 50 lakh BPL families in June 2003 and in August 2004 and 2 crore families have been covered under the AAY .[2][3]


  1. ^ "Antyodaya scheme:many states yet to identify poor". The Financial Express. 2004-11-01. Retrieved 2010-01-08. 
  2. ^ "Feature". 2000-12-25. Retrieved 2012-10-30. 
  3. ^ "Andhra Pradesh News : Efforts on to distribute ‘Antyodaya Anna Yojana' cards". The Hindu. 2011-03-16. Retrieved 2012-10-30.