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National Food Security Act


Delhi begins rolling out ‘one nation one ration card’ policy

April 14, 2021 6:21 pm

Under the policy, a person holding a ration card issued under the National Food Security Act, 2013 can collect their monthly quota of foodgrains from any fair price shop in the country.

Millets pose production and consumption challenges; MP’s Dindori project shows the way forward

March 29, 2021 9:33 am

In rural India, the National Food Security Act of 2013 – which entitles three-fourths of all households to 5 kg of wheat or rice per person per month at Rs 2 and Rs 3 per kg, respectively – has reduced the demand for millets.

Delhi: Union Food Secretary questions execution of ration scheme

March 25, 2021 4:48 am

According to the initial plan drawn up by the Delhi government, the doorstep delivery agents were expected to wear t-shirts on which the name ‘Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana (MMGGRY)’ would be written.

Doorstep ration delivery scheme will have no name: Arvind Kejriwal

March 20, 2021 4:56 pm

The Centre on Friday asked the Delhi government not to implement the 'Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojna' saying it is "not permissible" to use subsidised foodgrain allotted under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) for a state scheme.

Delhi government’s scheme for doorstep delivery of ration to include grievance redressal mechanism

February 25, 2021 12:51 am

The ration-at-doorstep scheme was one of the major poll promises of the AAP in the run-up to the 2020 assembly polls.

For a smarter food security programme

January 14, 2021 6:40 pm

Evidence-driven approaches, including those tried out in Mexico and Brazil, can remove shortcomings in India’s nutrition schemes.

Only 10% free pulses under govt scheme distributed to poor so far

April 24, 2020 8:01 am

According to sources, the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED), which comes under administrative control of the Agriculture Ministry, has been tasked with ensuring supply of pulses from the buffer stocks it maintains.

Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi, seeks food entitlements for poor

April 13, 2020 8:14 pm

In her letter, Sonia lauded Modi's decision to provide 5 kg of grain per person in addition to the entitlements under the NFSA and asked him to consider a few suggestions. 

Union budget missed opportunity to undertake reforms in grain management system and food security act

February 17, 2020 9:44 am

If there is one thing that bewilders a reader of the Union budget for 2020-21 in the agri-food space, it is the massive reduction in food subsidy.

Curb your scepticism

June 01, 2017 12:24 am

From providing minute digital records to seeding out fake claims, the targeted public distribution system is visibly reforming