Food grains to be provided to non-NFSA beneficiaries 

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  • April 11, 2020
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Food grains to be provided to non-NFSA beneficiaries 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Governance

In News:

  • Food grains shall be provided to non-NFSA (National Food Security Act) beneficiaries with ration cards issued by State governments.

Key takeaways:

  • Government of India has directed Food Corporation of India (FCI) to provide the beneficiaries with food grains at 5 Kg/person per month for 3 months at the rates of Rs. 21/Kg for wheat and Rs. 22/Kg for rice. 
  • It should be distributed uniformly across the country. 

Important value additions:

National Food Security Act

  • Government of India enacted the National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA). 
  • The Act covers upto 75% of the rural population and upto 50% of the urban population. 
  • The targeted population shall receive subsidized foodgrains under Targeted Public Distribution System, thus covering about two-thirds of the population.
  • Ministry involved: Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.

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