The objective of Mukhyamantri Annapurna Yojana is to provide food grains on economical rates to BPL families. Under the scheme 52 lakh families (blue ration card holders) are provided 20 kg food grains per month through fair price shops. Every such cardholder is given wheat at Rs 3 per kg and rice at Rs 4.50 kg.
At present, the state government is spending Rs 300 crore on the scheme and about 65 lakh families are getting its benefits.
The spiraling prices are now affecting even rich and middle-class families. Under such circumstances, the condition of the poor families has become even worse since they do not have enough money to purchase food grains at market rates. The scheme has come as a major boon for such families.