NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY ACT 2013
The National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA’2013) which aims to provide food and nutritional security at affordable prices to eligible beneficiaries was implemented in the State w.e.f. July’2016.
Under the scheme, the erstwhile BPL &APL were amalgamated and termed as Priority Household(PHH). Basing on the Census 2011, in line with the Central Government guidelines a total no. of 2,37,434 PHH and 47500 AAY beneficiaries were identified which covers a total population of 14,03,579. The break-up district-wise are as under :-
Under the PHH Scheme, each beneficiary is provided 5 Kgs of Rice @ Rs.3 per Kg and under AAY Scheme, each household is provided 35Kgs of Rice @ Rs.3/- per Kg.
Monthly allocation of foodgrains from the Central pool under National Food Security Act’2013 (NFSA’2013) is 76321.10 Qtl (i.e. 59,696.10 Qtl of Rice under PHH and 16,625.00 Qtl of Rice under AAY).
There are 1618 Fair Price Shops (FPSs) (i.e. 1323 Rural
and 295 Urban FPSs) in the State.
The Department monitors the availability of essential commodities in the open market. Market prices are regularly collected and submit to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, GoI for publishing in the price bulletins.