Food Security Scheme

Centre Government will provide free food grains to over 81 crore beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act (NFSA)

Centre Government has started a new integrated food security scheme starting January 1, 2023. According to the scheme, over 81 crore beneficiaries to get free food grains under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) for one year in 2023.

Overview:

Scheme name:Food Security Scheme
Scheme under:Central Government
Launch date:December 29, 2022
Beneficiaries:NFSA beneficiaries i.e. Antyodaya Ann Yojana (AAY) households and Priority Household (PHH) persons
Objective:To strengthen the accessibility, affordability, and availability of food grains for the poor

Objectives and Benefits:

This scheme aims to strengthen the accessibility, affordability, and availability of food grains for the poor. The new integrated scheme will subsume two current food subsidy schemes of the Department of Food and Public Distribution- food subsidy to FCI for NFSA and food subsidy for decentralized procurement states, dealing with procurement, allocation, and delivery of free food grains to the states under NFSA.

Distribution of free grains under NFSA will concurrently ensure uniform implementation of portability under the ‘One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) across the country.

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