Social Welfare Program - 2, Psc General Knowledge Questions,

Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY)

Launched on = 25 December 2000

First Introduced in = Rajasthan

Prime Minister = Atal Bihari Vajpayee

9th Five Year Plan

Aim = Providing food grains to the poorest of the poor

First Provide = 25 kg per month

Now = 35 Kg of food grains per month

Increased to 35 kg per month = 1 April 2002

Colour of Antyodaya Ration Card = Yellow

Antyodaya Ration Cards are issued to
a. All primitive tribal groups

b. Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes

c. Windows

d. Families headed by windows

e. Agricultural labours (only eligible persons)

f. Senior Citizens (Who have no regular means of subsistence)

g. Terminally ill and physically handicapped persons                      

AAY was implemented by = Department of Food and civil Supplies

AAY card issuing is the responsibility of State Government                      

Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS)

Launched on = 2 October 1975 (106th birth anniversary of Gandhiji)

Prime Minister = Indira Gandhi

5th Five Year Plan

Aim = Provide Food,preschool education,Growth,Nutrition and healthcare to children under 6 years of age and their mothers

Services are provided from = Anganwadi

Children below 3 years = 300 Calories and 8-10 gms of Protein

3-6 years = 300 Calories and 8-10 gms of Protein

Severely malnourished Children = 600 Calories and 16-20 gms of Protein

ICDS team

District Level = District Programme Officer

Block Level = Child Development Project Officers


Anganwadi workers

Anganwadi Helpers

ICDS comes under = Ministry of Women's and Child Development

The Monitoring Agency = National Institute of Public Co-operation anf Child Development (NIPCCD)

Headquarters of NIPCCD
New Delhi

World Bank and UNICEF provide assistance

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