Sunday, January 24, 2016

Food Security Act

Consumer Affairs and Food Minister Ram Vilas that by April the National Food Security Act (NFSA) was likely to cover all States and Union Territories said on 21 january 2016.All the 36 States and Union Territories (UTs) now have online system for redressal of public distribution system (PDS) grievances. Direct Cash Transfer of food subsidy to the beneficiaries started in Chandigarh and Puducherry in September last year.
Food Security Act:
The National Food Security Act, 2013 (also Right to Food Act) is an Act of the Parliament of India which aims to provide subsidized food grains to approximately two thirds of India's 1.2 billion people. It was signed into law on 12 September 2013, retroactive to 5 July 2013.

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