Food security

State Food Ministers meet to discuss implementation of National Food Security Act

The Center has convened State / UTs Food Ministers meet on Oct 1, 2013, to discuss implementation of National Food security Act which got accent of the President of India on September, 12, 2013 after having the nod of parliament. Prior to the meet, State Food Secretaries will meet on Sept 30, 2013 to set… Read More

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Food Security Act Readiness Review

In the wake of the just-enacted National Food Security Act, the Union Minister for Food and Public Distribution, Prof. K V Thomas, today reviewed the operations of Food Corporation of India (FCI), especially from the point of view of its preparedness for implementing the law. Shri Sudhir Kumar, Secretary (Food and Public Distribution), was also… Read More

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The National Food Security Bill, 2013 Receives the Assent of the President

The National Food Security Bill, 2013 Receives the Assent of the President Published in the Gazette of India as Act No. 20 of 2013 The National Food Security Bill, 2013 has received the assent of the President of India. It has now been published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section-1, dated the 10th… Read More

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MoF :: 20th Progress Report pursuant to the recommendations of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Stock Market Scam

The Report of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Stock Market Scam and matters relating thereto was presented to the Parliament on 19th December 2002. In Para 3.31, the JPC recommended that the Government should present its Action Taken Report to the Parliament within six months and, thereafter, a Progress Report every six months until action on all the recommendations… Read More

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Computerisation of PDS

For modernisation of the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) including ensuring that foodgrains reach the intended beneficiaries, Government has approved Component-I of Plan Scheme for End-to-end Computerization of TPDS Operations. Component-I of the scheme comprises activities, namely, digitization of ration card/beneficiary and other databases, computerization of supply-chain management, setting up of transparency portal and grievance… Read More

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Food Security Bill gets Loksabha Nod

States Foodgrain Entitlements to be Protected Legally ; Definition of Meal Changed to Avoid Package Food ; States to get one year for Implementation of the Bill ; States to be Consulted for Making Rules to Carry out Provisions of Bill ; The National Food Security Bill, a historic initiative for ensuring food and nutritional security to the… Read More

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Food Security Bill to Provide Minimum Support Price to more Farmers

In the wake of the increased requirement of foodgrains for implementation of the proposed Food Security Act, procurement operations will be further extended and more farmers will get the benefits of MSP operations. Foodgrain requirement for the implementation of the bill is estimated 614.3 lakh tonnes as against the existing requirement of 563.7 lakh tonnes… Read More

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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… Read More

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Food Security Bill Focuses on Nutritional Needs of Pregnant Women and Children

The Government promulgated the National Food Security Ordinance on 5.7.2013. Subsequently, the National Food Security Bill (NFSB), 2013 has been introduced in the Lok Sabha on 7.8.2013 to replace the Ordinance,. As per the Bill, 75% of the rural and 50% of the urban population, at the all India level, will be entitled to receive subsidised foodgrains under Targeted Public… Read More

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Food Security Bill Proposes Doorstep Dilevery of Foodgrains and end to end Comupterisation of PDS

The Government promulgated the National Food Security Ordinance on 5.7.2013. Subsequently, the National Food Security Bill (NFSB), 2013 has been introduced in the Lok Sabha on 7.8.2013 to replace the Ordinance It provides that Central and State Governments shall endeavour to progressively undertake necessary reforms in the TPDS. These reforms inter alia include:- Doorstep delivery… Read More

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746.07 Lakh Tons Storage Capacity Available for Implementation of Food Security Bill

Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Prof. K.V. Thomas said in Rajya Sabha today that the annual requirement of foodgrains for implementation of the proposed National Food Security Act, is estimated at 614.3 lakh tons while the storage capacity available with the Food Corporation of India as on 30.06.2013 was 391.79 lakh tons.Besides… Read More

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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… Read More

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Food Security Bill to Provide Food and Nutritional Security in Human Life Cycle Approach

Proposed National Food Security Bill is unique initiative to provide for food and nutritional security in human life cycle approach, by ensuring access to adequate quantity of quality food at affordable prices.  Nowhere in the world, such a social justice programme has been attempted at such a gigantic scale. This was stated by Prof. K.V.Thomas, Minister… Read More

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