# Food Subsidy for Antyodaya Anna Yojana, BPL & APL

One kilo of rice costs ` 17.90 (2009 price) which the Central Government issues to the States at the rate of ` 3 per kg, thus giving a subsidy of ` 14.90 for every kilo of rice issued to AAY beneficiaries.

The Central Issue Price (CIP) of rice to States for AAY beneficiaries has remained constant since 2000-01, at ` 3 per kg.

The following table & Graph shows the subsidy by the government in AAY on Rice.

 Rice Subsidy in the AAY YEAR COST CIP SUBSIDY 2000-01 11.80 3.00 8.80 2001-02 10.98 3.00 7.98 2002-03 11.65 3.00 8.65 2003-04 12.36 3.00 9.36 2004-05 13.04 3.00 10.04 2005-06 13.51 3.00 10.51 2006-07 14.12 3.00 11.12 2007-08 15.64 3.00 12.64 2008-09 17.90 3.00 14.90

Similarly, in the case of Wheat, the Central Government shares more than four-fifths of the cost burden. Out of the economic cost of Rs 13.93 per kg, the Central Government bears `11.93 per kg, thus issuing wheat for AAY beneficiaries at ` 2 per kg. The following table & Graph shows the subsidy in AAY on wheat.

 Wheat Subsidy in AAY YEAR COST CIP SUBSIDY 2000-01 8.58 2.00 6.58 2001-02 8.53 2.00 6.53 2002-03 8.84 2.00 6.84 2003-04 9.19 2.00 7.19 2004-05 10.19 2.00 8.19 2005-06 10.32 2.00 8.32 2006-07 12.14 2.00 10.14 2007-08 13.53 2.00 11.53 2008-9 13.93 2.00 11.93

What is the Central Issue Price (CIP) for BPL & APL Families?

• The issue price of wheat to States for BPL beneficiaries has remained constant since 2000-01at ` 4.15 per kg.
• The Central Issue Price of rice to States for BPL beneficiaries has remained constant since 2000-01, at ` 5.65 per kg.
• The issue price of rice to States for APL beneficiaries has remained constant at ` 8.30 per kg since July 2002. Please note that this is the price for A-grade rice, for common rice it is ` 7.95.
• The issue price of wheat to States for APL beneficiaries has remained constant since July 2002, at ` 6.10 per kg.

The following table summarizes the above data. Please remember these facts.

 AAY BPL APL Wheat ` 2.00 ` 4.15 ` 6.10 Rice ` 3.00 ` 5.65 ` 7.95 & ` 8.30 All values ` per kilograms

Allocation of food grains during 2009-10:

Total BPL and AAY allocations made during 2009-10 were 276.77 Lakh tons which comprised 181.05 lakh tons of rice and 95.72 lakh tons of wheat. The allocations under the APL are made dependent upon the availability of stocks of the food grains in the central pool.