epds telangana gov in: Abbreviated as NFSA, National Food Security Act-2013 (Right to food act) is a mission/act of the parliament of India which aims to provide subsidized food grains to approximately 1.2 billion people of India. The NFSA-2013 converts into legal entitlements for existing Food Security Programmes of the Government of India. it includes the Midday meal scheme, Integrated Child Development Services scheme and the public distribution system the first two schemes viz. Midday Meal Scheme and ICDS are universal whereas the Public Distribution System will reach about two-thirds of the population (75% in rural and 50% in urban areas)
In the scheme, the beneficiaries of the Public Distribution System are entitled to 5 kilograms per person per month of cereals at the following prices. Pregnant woman, lactating mothers and certain categories of children are eligible for daily free cereals.
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Rice at 3 Rs. Per kg
Wheat at 2 Rs. Per kg
Coarse grains (Millet) at 1 Rs. Per kg
The bill came into law from September 12, 2013. Different states acted on this law after sometime. Like Assam Government implemented this law on 24 December,2015 and Odisha government acted this law on 14 districts from November 2015.
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Up to 75% of the rural population and 50% of urban population will be covered under Public Distribution System with uniform entitlement of 5 kg per person per month. But, after Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) poorest of the poor households are allowed to entitled for 35 kg per month.
State wise coverage will be determined by the central government and accordingly, state governments will report to central governments and then, act.
A few benefits of the scheme.
National support and empowerment to women and children
Transparency and accountability
Food security allowance
Years ago, before this scheme came into act; on 1st April 2001 “Annapurna Yojana” was launched. In which the old age people who don’t get the pension are eligible for free 10 kg of supplement (6kh wheat + 4 kg Rice) per month. After successful implementation if this schemes, different governments introduced different schemes such as Annapurna Rasoi Bhandar or Annapurna Bhandar by Rajasthan State government. Shramik Annapurna Yojana by Government of Gujarat launched recently.
The Indian Ministry of Agricultural Cost and Prices has referred to the bill as the “biggest ever experiment in the world for distributing highly subsidized food by any government through Rights Based Approach.” The bill extended to cover the 820 million people of the country. Approximate cost of running this scheme reached 1.2 trillion rupees in 2014. Whereas this scheme also received a lot of criticism because of so many loopholes in actually implementing the scheme, but overall it received a louder appreciation from the people of the country. Therefore, Food Security card is given to the beneficiaries who apply for it in a regulated process. They will be able to get the food, from government established shops in every state. This is how it will continue to work best.
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epds.telangana.gov.in is the official website where you can register for NFSC. We have mentioned the official link below.
candidates have to submit all the details correctly with mobile number and all the details.
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