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Over 53 crore beneficiaries being allocated wheat at ₹ 2 /kg and rice at ₹ 3 /kg under National Food Security Act

Dated:- 28-12-2015 - Press Information Bureau Government of India Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution 28-December-2015 17:30 IST Over 11 crore households consisting of 53 crore beneficiaries are being allocated highly subsidised foodgrains under National Food Security Act (NFSA), at ₹ 2 /Kg wheat and ₹ 3 /Kg rice. Now 25 States/UTs have started implementing the NFSA. The Government is making all efforts to ensure that remaining States/ UTs also start implemen .....

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ouseholds. Implementation in some of the States was started hurriedly without completing all the requisite preparations. Consequently problems were faced. Uttarakhand had to roll back the implementation and Bihar also faced initial problems in distribution. The Government laid emphasis and started reviewing the status of preparations for implementation of NFSA with a focused approach. Since July 2014, seven Conferences/Workshops have been held at the highest level with State Governments under th .....

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sidised foodgrains under NFSA are being allocated for about 53 crore beneficiaries (approx. 11 crore households). The Government is making all efforts to ensure that the remaining 11 States/UTs also start implementation of the Act. Under the erstwhile Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS), only about 2.5 crore AAY households were entitled to receive wheat and rice at ₹ 2 and 3 per kg respectively, while households under Below Povery Line (BPL) and Above Poverty Line (APL) categories r .....

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e to all the States/UTs, there are 17 States/UTs which gain in terms of quantity of foodgrains allocation, compared to their allocation under erstwhile TPDS. For the remaining States/UTs, a special provision has been made to protect their average annual offtake under erstwhile TPDS, so that no State/UT faces any reduction in their requirement. Furthermore, under the NFSA State Governments receive Central assistance for expenditure on intra-State movement and handling of foodgrains as well as a f .....

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