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Seventy Five Percent of the Rural and Fifty Percent of the Urban Population will be benefited from Food Security Law

The Government has promulgated the National Food Security Ordinance (NFSO), 2013 on 5.7.2013 to provide for food and nutritional security in human life cycle approach. As per the Ordinance 75% of the rural and 50% of the urban population, at the all India level, will be entitled to receive 5 kg of subsidised foodgrains per person per month under Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS). The existing Antyodaya Anna Yojana  households will however continue to receive 35 kgs of foodgrains per household per month. This information was given by the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Prof. K.V. Thomas in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

Prof. Thomas said that corresponding to the above, the State-wise coverage will be determined by the Central Government. Accordingly, based on National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) Consumption Expenditure Survey data for 2011-12, the Planning Commission has estimated the State-wise percentage coverage is as follows:

Sl.No.

State/UT

Percentage coverage (%)

(Based on 2011-12 NSSO data)

Rural

Urban

1

ANDHRA PRADESH

60.96

41.14

2

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

66.31

51.55

3

ASSAM

84.17

60.35

4

BIHAR

85.12

74.53

5

CHHATTISGARH

84.25

59.98

6

NCT OF DELHI

37.69

43.59

7

GOA

42.24

33.02

8

GUJARAT

74.64

48.25

9

HARYANA

54.61

41.05

10

HIMACHAL PRADESH

56.23

30.99

11

JAMMU & KASHMIR

63.55

47.10

12

JHARKHAND

86.48

60.20

13

KARNATAKA

76.04

49.36

14

KERALA

52.63

39.50

15

MADHYA PRADESH

80.10

62.61

16

MAHARASHTRA

76.32

45.34

17

MANIPUR

88.56

85.75

18

MEGHALAYA

77.79

50.87

19

MIZORAM

81.88

48.60

20

NAGALAND

79.83

61.98

21

ODISHA

82.17

55.77

22

PUNJAB

54.79

44.83

23

RAJASTHAN

69.09

53.00

24

SIKKIM

75.74

40.36

25

TAMIL NADU

62.55

37.79

26

TRIPURA

74.75

49.54

27

UTTAR PRADESH

79.56

64.43

28

UTTARAKHAND

65.26

52.05

29

WEST BENGAL

74.47

47.55

30

A & N ISLANDS

24.94

1.70

31

CHANDIGARH

38.54

47.26

32

DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI

84.19

51.54

33

DAMAN & DIU

26.66

56.47

34

LAKSHADWEEP

35.30

33.56

35

PUDUCHERRY

59.68

46.94

                 ALL INDIA

75.00

50.00

Minister said that as regards identification, the Ordinance provides that within the coverage under TPDS determined for each State, the identification of households is to be done by State Governments in accordance with guidelines to be prescribed by them.

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