Antodaya Anna Yojana (AAY)
(kgs per household)
(₹ per kg)
 Rice 35 kgs of cereals
 35 kgs of cereals  2
 Iodised Salt 2 kgs Free

 Rice 5 kgs per person of cereals
 Wheat 5 kgs per person of cereals  2

 Rice + Wheat combined
 15 kgs
  9.5 (Rice)
7.5 (Wheat)


The Act does not specify eligibility, but the following categories of households are included:

 Categories Eligibility

Antodaya Anna Yojana (AAY)
  • Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups
  • Households headed by terminally ill persons
  • Widows or single women
  • Physically challenged persons
  • Households headed by a person of age sixty years or more with no means of subsistence
  • Persons freed from bonded labour
  • Those currently entitled to the Mukhyamantri Khadyanna Sahayata Yojana

  • Landless labourers
  • Small and marginal farmers (with land up to two hectares)
  • Workers in urban informal sector
  • Households of construction workers

  •  Not specified in the Act 

  • Income tax payees
  • Own over 4 hectares of irrigated or 8 hectares of non-irrigated land in non-scheduled areas
  • Liable to pay property tax in urban areas

Other Entitlements

 Entitlements from public distribution system

Residents in Hostels and Ashrams

Subsidised grain at prices in subsequent guidelines or notifications

Destitute and Homeless Persons

Meals, free of charge, through Dal-bhat centres or take home rations through panchayats

Disaster-Affected Persons
Meals, free of charge for a period up to three months, through emergency relief operations

Households suffering from hunger or conditions akin to hunger


Meals, free of charge, for a period up to six months


Application Form

The eldest adult woman of the family, else the eldest man, will be treated the head of the household for the issue of the ration card.

Fair Price Shops

Preference will be given to public institutions and public bodies such as Gram Panchayats, Self-Help Groups and cooperatives. Private dealers are prohibited to run ration shops.


Minister (Food and Civil Supplies Department)
Secretary (Department of Food and Public Distribution)
Members of Parliament - Lok Sabha | Rajya Sabha


For expert assistance and to contact other members of the state campaign, please contact

Sameer Garg at and 
Gangabhai at





Reforming the Public Distribution System (Economic and Political Weekly, 4 February 2012)




The village that knows whom to thank for rice (Indian Express, 14 April 2014)

CAG pulls up state's nodal agency for PDS (The Times of India, 26 February 2014)
PDS gets new face in 4 new cities in Chhattisgarh (Business Standard, 29 January 2014)
Union Government of India extended the implementation of NFSA to Karnataka and Chhattisgarh (Jagranjosh, 22 January 2014)

No response from PMO, Raman govt decides to reduce paddy procurement (Indian Express, 17 October 2014)

Villager in Bastar wait six months and get rotting ration (Indian Express, 5 October 2014)

PDS gets new face in 4 new cities of Chhattisgarh (Business Standard, 29 Jan 2014)

Union Government of India extended the implementation of NFSA to Karnataka and Chhattisgarh (Jagranjosh, Jan 22, 2014)

Effective PDS 'tackles' malnutrition in Chhattisgarh (Ejaz Kaiser, Hindustan Times, 16 March 2013)

Chhattisgarh food security Bill puts UPA under pressure (Surabhi Agarwal, Live Mint, 25 Dec 2012)
Food security: Chhattisgarh whets appetite (Ashutosh Bhardwaj, The Indian Express, 25 Dec 2012)
Chhattisgarh passes Food Security Act, takes wind out of the sails of Centre (Sreelatha Menon, Business Standard, 22 Dec 2012)
Raman Singh steals a march over UPA on food security (Gargi Parsai, The Hindu, 22 Dec 2012)
New Act will provide food security to 90% of Chhattisgarh population (Gargi Parsai, The Hindu, 22 Dec 2012)
Chhattisgarh first with food security law, beats Centre (The Indian Express, 22 Dec 2012)
Chhattisgarh passes own food security bill (Ejaz Kaiser, Hindustan Times, 21 Dec 2012)