Assam ANNA Scheme – Affordable Nutrition & Nourishment Assistance Yojana
Assam government has introduced a new Affordable Nutrition & Nourishment Assistance (ANNA) Yojana for poor people. Under this scheme, the state govt. is going to provide rice at just Rs. 1 per Kg. ANNA Scheme will strengthen food security and will benefit around 53 lakh households in Assam. The state govt. is primarily responsible to provide proper nutrition to poor families and is now fulfilling its commitment.
ANNA Yojana 2019 in Assam would serve the basic purpose that all poor citizens particularly children and women get nutritious meal everyday. Rice is a basic necessity of people and by providing this essential commodity at lower rates under a food subsidization programme is a major step towards ensuring good health of citizens.
Various other schemes like Gyan Deepika Scheme 2019, Arundhati Yojana, Apunar Apun Ghar Yojana, Indira Miri Universal Widow Pension Scheme 2019-20, I-SELY & Minority Girls Scholarship Scheme are some of the other major announcements made in Assam Budget 2019-2020.
Assam ANNA Yojana 2019 – Rice at Rs. 1 per Kg
Assam Finance Minister has presented a Rs. 1,193.04 crore deficit budget for FY 2019-2020. A new scheme namely Affordable Nutrition & Nourishment Assistance (ANNA) Yojana has been launched on 6 February 2019 to strengthen food security in the state. Now around 53 lakh families would get rice at a further subsidized rate of Rs. 1 / Kg instead of previous Rs. 3/Kg.
The state govt. of Assam has decided to start a pilot implementation of this ANNA Yojana across the state from March 2019 itself. ANNA Scheme 2019 in Assam would enable the state govt. to address minor implementation challenges that may come up during the pilot phase. Afterwards, govt. will make itself fully ready for a successful rollout from FY 2019-20.