CategoryFood grain Quantity  Price(₹ per kg)
Antodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) Rice/Wheat 35 kgs per housheold 1
Priority Households Rice/Wheat5 kgs per person 1

 Categories  Eligibility

 Antodaya Anna Yojana (AAY)
  • Landless agricultural laborers and marginal farmers.
  • Rural artisans/craftsmen (potters, tanners, weavers, blacksmiths, carpenters, slum dwellers)
  • Persons working in informal sector (coolies, rickshaw pullers, hand cart pullers, fruit and flower sellers, snake charmers, rag pickers, cobblers)
  • Households headed by widows or terminally ill persons/disabled persons/ persons aged 60 years or more with no assured means of societal support.
  • Single women/men with no family or societal support
  • All primitive tribal households

Priority Households
Exclusion Criteria

1. Household owning motorized three wheeler (two or more) | a four wheeler | a heavy vehicle | a trawler | motor boats (two or more)
2. Household owning mechanized agricultural equipment such as Tractors or Harvesters.
3. Household with any member who is a regular employee - gazetted or non-gazetted - of Central Government, State Government, Public Sector Undertakings, Government aided autonomous bodies and local bodies. This will exclude incentive and other honorarium based workers
4. Household with any member in the family earning more than Rs.10,000/- per month in the rural and Rs.15,000/- per month for urban areas
5. Pensioners with monthly income of more than Rs.10,000/- per month in rural areas and Rs.15,000/- per month in urban areas
6. Household with enterprises (other than micro-enterprises) registered with the Government for manufacturing and services
7. Household paying Income Tax or Professional Tax
8. Household having domestic electric connection with a load of 2 KW or more and consuming an average of 300 units of energy (KWH) per month
9. Household with three or more rooms with pucca walls and pucca roof

1. Household without shelter
2. Household with destitute who is living on alms
3. All households of Primitive Tribal Groups
4. Household having a widow pension holder, if not otherwise ineligible as per 9 exclusion criteria
5. A person with disabilities of 40% or more
6. Any transgender person


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

Bidyut Mohanty
bidyut.mohanty@gmail.com and 

Raj Kishore Mishra



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Social Audit Panels to Ensure PDS Scrutiny (The New Indian Express, 27 February 2015)

Bihar, Odisha witness sharp fall in PDS leakages (Financial Express 3 February 2015)

Re 1 kg Rice scheme to continue in Orissa, (Niti Central, 28 January 2015)

Digital Cards for FSA beneficiaries, (The New Indian Express, 10 January, 2015)

Orissa to introduce food security act soon, (Niti Central, 7 January, 2015)


Food Security Act: Odisha to digitize ration cards (Business Standard, 20 October 2014)

Odisha to complete first phase of digitization for NFSA by Jan 2015 (Chinmoy Dehury, Odisha Sun Times, 15 October, 2014)

Food security: to get or not to get (Bibhuti Barik, The Telegraph, 9 October 2014)

State kicks of ration card digitization (The New Indian Express, 9 October 2014)

IBM study on NFSA beneficiaries to be extended statewide (Business Standard, 7 October 2014)

Farmers’ registration takes off ahead of paddy procurement (Business Standard, 30 September 2014)

EC stops Odisha govt from rolling out scheme (Times of India, 17 September 2014)

NPR Data to Put Ration Cards on Digital Tracks (The New Indian Express, 30 August 2014)

Potato to Be Sold at PDS Outlets for Rs 20 per kg (The New Indian Express, 8 August 2014)

PDS in Odisha to include edible oil, pulses: Padhi (Odisha Channel, 26th June, 2014)

Border row comes as a boon for them (The Hindu, 04 May 2014)

Exclusion Criteria Will See Odisha Miss NFS Deadline (The New Indian Express, 1 May 2014)

Patnaik ridicules Congress over Food Security Act, targets BJP (IBNLive 12 Apr 2014)

CPI Promises to Fight for Farmers ?(The New Indian Express, 30 March 2014)

Odisha rally: Modi slams UPA on food security act (ANI news, 14 March 2014)
Modi targets UPA on food security act in Odisha rally (India Today, 14 March 2014)
Biometric Cards nail fake PDS beneficiaries (Sattyanarayan Pattnaik, Times of India, 4 Feb 2014)
Rich to be kept out of food scheme ambit in Odisha (Business Standard, 21st January 2014)
Came to sell paddy to Govt on 1st January, still stuck (CGNet Swara, 5 January 2014)Odisha-based NGO Nirman organized workshop titled Millet for health and nutrition (Orissa Diary, 1 January 2014)


Paddy Procurement: Govt in A Fix over Relaxing FAQ Norms (Indian Express, 21 December 2013)

OSM Rally for Food Security (The New Indian Express, 11 December 2013)

From the granary to the plate (Prof. Jean Drèze, The Hindu, 1st August 2013)