GKNotes| Antyodana Anna Yojana,Balika Samriddhi Yojana-Social Welfare Schemes & Measures-

Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY)

Launched on : 25 December 2000.

Objective: To create a hunger free India

  • By this scheme government provides the poor BPL families 35 kilograms of rice and wheat at Rs.3 & Rs.2 per kg. respectively.
  • 'Antyodaya Ration cards' are issued to such families who have the income of less than Rs. 250/- per capita per month.
  •  A Green coloured ration card is issued to the Antyodaya beneficiaries.

Balika Samridhi Yojana

Launched on   : 15 August 1997.


  1. To change negative family and community attitudes towards the girl child at birth and   towards her mother.
  2. To improve enrolment and retention of girl children in schools. 
  3. To raise the age at marriage of girls.
  4. To assist the girl to undertake income generating activities.
  • Implemented in both rural and urban areas.
  • The mothers of newborn girl children are given a post delivery grant of Rs. 500/.
  • Annual Scholarships given to the girl child for attending school.
  • The plan is being applied through local ICDS facilities in non-urban places and through functionaries of Wellness Division in towns.
Target Group
  • Girls born after Fifteenth Aug,1997.
  • Girl children belonging to families below the poverty line are given benefit.
  •  The advantages are limited to two lady kids in a family regardless of number of kids in the family.

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