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Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
05-January-2018 05:55IST
Implementation of NFSA

80.72 crore persons identified by States/ UTs for coverage under the NFSA

The National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA), provides for coverage of 75% of the rural and 50% of the urban population for receiving foodgrains at highly subsidized prices of Rs.1/2/3 per kg for coarse grains/wheat/rice respectively. Coverage under the Act is under two categories- households covered under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and remaining households as priority households. AAY is therefore a part of NFSA.

The Act is being implemented in all the States/Union Territories (UTs) and foodgrains as per provisions of the Act, are being allocated for 80.72 crore persons identified by State Governments/ UT Administrations for coverage under the Act. This includes 2.36 crore families belonging to AAY category. The State/UT-wise details of number of persons covered under NFSA are given below in the table

Under NFSA, there is no provision for any Commission at the national level or District level. The Act provides for State Food Commission (SFC) in every State/UT, for the purpose of monitoring and review of implementation of the Act. The total expenditure on SFC depends on terms and conditions of appointment of Chairperson and Members of the Commission as determined by the State Government, the staff support to the Commission, other expenditure etc. and therefore differs from State to State. Central Government provides one time Central assistance of upto Rs.50 lakh for non-building assets for the State Food Commission.

Number of persons identified by States/UTs for coverage under National Food Security Act, 2013

S.No.

Name of the States/UTs

Number of persons identified (In lakh)

1

Andhra Pradesh

268.23

2

Arunachal Pradesh

8.21

3

Assam

251.63

4

Bihar

857.12

5

Chhattisgarh

200.77

6

Delhi

72.73

7

Goa

5.32

8

Gujarat

382.54

9

Haryana

126.49

10

Himachal Pradesh

28.64

11

J & K

74.13

12

Jharkhand

263.70

13

Karnataka

401.93

14

Kerala

154.80

15

Madhya Pradesh

546.42

16

Maharashtra

700.17

17

Manipur

21.58

18

Meghalaya

21.47

19

Mizoram

6.68

20

Nagaland

14.05

21

Odisha

323.47

22

Punjab

141.45

23

Rajasthan

446.62

24

Sikkim

3.79

25

Tamil Nadu

357.34

26

Telangana

191.62

27

Tripura

24.83

28

Uttar Pradesh

1499.83

29

Uttarakhand

61.958

30

West Bengal

601.84

31

A&N

0.54

32

Daman & Diu

0.88

33

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

2.08

34

Lakshadweep

0.22

35

Chandigarh

2.77

36

Puduchery

6.16

 

Total

8072.00

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This information was given by the Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri C.R. Chaudhary today in Rajya Sabha.

 

 

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