FOOD SECURITY

Food grains to be provided to non-NFSA beneficiaries with ration cards issued by State governments.


About:

  1. Government of India has directed Food Corporation of India (FCI) to provide food grains @5 Kg per person per month for 3 months at the rates of Rs. 21/Kg for wheat and Rs. 22/Kg for rice uniformly across the country to all beneficiaries not covered under NFSA to whom ration cards have been issued by state governments under their schemes. 

Important Info : National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA)

  • Government of India enacted the National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA).

  • The Act provides for coverage of upto 75 per cent of the rural population and upto 50 per cent of the urban population for receiving subsidized foodgrains under Targeted Public Distribution System, thus covering about two-thirds of the population.

  • This coverage for receiving highly subsidized foodgrains is under two categories—households covered under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and the remaining households as priority households.

Source : PIB

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