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National Food Security Act now applicable in all states and UT

 

 

Union Ministry of Consumer Affair, Food and Public Distribution makes National Food Security coverage Act to be applicable to all states and union Territories

This initiative for the security of food in the country will be applicable to all states and union territories.

The government will also keep a check on Public Distribution System (PDS) of food grains to check the leakages and diversions.

Under the act, monthly allocation of food grains to states and union territories is 45.5 lakh tons and subsidy of Rs.11,726 per month will be provided

National Food Security Coverage Act focuses on providing nutritional support to women and children especially pregnant women with a benefit of at least Rs.6000.

Children up to 14 years of age will be provided nutritional meals as per prescribed nutritional standards.


 

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