Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) is launched in 2000 for ensuring food security among the poorest of the poor by the Government of India.
Main features of AAY are
(i) Under the scheme the poorest among the BPL families were identified for the targeted public distribution system.
(ii) Poor families were identified by the respective state rural development departments through the BPL survey.
(iii) 25 Kg (revised to 35 kg in 2002) of food grains were made available to each eligible family at a highly subsidised rate of Rs. 2/ kg for wheat and Rs. 3/ kg for rice.