Antyodaya Anna Yojna (A.A.Y.)
The Scheme has been implemented in Meghalaya with effect from November 2001 as per guideline of Government of India. It covers the poorest families in the State and 35 Kgs of rice are supplied per month at the price of Rs. 3.00 per Kg to each identified poorest family.
At present 70,200 poorest families are covered under AAY scheme. Rice is supplied by the Ministry of Food and Public Distribution through the Food Corporation of India at the price of Rs. 300/- per quintal. At the same time Government of India have fixed the issue price of Rice at Rs. 3.00p per Kg with instructions that transport cost and other incidental charges in connection with the implementation of the Scheme should be borne by the State Government.
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