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State-Wise Population Coverage Under Food Security Ordinance

The National Food Security Ordinance, 2013, promulgated on 05.07.2013, provides for coverage of upto 75% of the rural andupto 50% of the urban population, at the all India level, to receive 5 kilograms of foodgrains at subsidized prices under Targeted Public Distribution System, provided that households covered under Antyodaya Anna Yojana will be entitled to 35 kilograms per household per month. The annual requirement of foodgrains for implementation of the Ordinance   is estimated at 614.3 lakhtons. 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.

The Minister said that the Ordinance further provides that the State-wise percentage coverage will be determined   by the Central Government. Identification of beneficiaries within the state will be done by the concern state only.

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 as following: 

Sl.No.

               State/UT

Estimated state-wise 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

Tags: Central GovernmentFood securityIndiaMadhya PradeshManipurPlanning CommissionPublic Distribution SystemRajya Sabha

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