Sunday, April 18, 2021
Home Politics India allocated 600 lakh tons of food grain for poor in 2014-15

India allocated 600 lakh tons of food grain for poor in 2014-15

cereals-228726_640

By Newsgram Staff Writer

In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan said that the Government has been providing food grains at highly subsidized prices to the targeted population through State Governments/Union Territory Administrations under the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) and Other Welfare Schemes (OWS).

The minister said that the Government allocated 614.53 lakh tons of food grains under TPDS and OWS in the year 2014-2015. He also said that the National Food Security Act was notified in 2013 to deal with the problem of food security.

The act provides for coverage of up to 75% of the rural population and up to 50% of the urban population for receiving food grains at subsidized prices of Rs.3,2 per Kg for rice  & 1 per Kg for wheat and coarse grain. The Act also has a special focus on nutritional support to pregnant and lactating women and children up to 14 years. Under the act in case of shortage of food grains or meals, the beneficiaries receive food security allowance.

The Government runs a lot of food security schemes like Mid-Day Meal Scheme, Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme, Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls, Annapurna Scheme etc.

STAY CONNECTED

19,517FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,773FollowersFollow

Most Popular

The Power Of The Placebo Effect

BY- JAYA CHOUDHARY The mind can hold tremendous power over bodies. People walking on coal without showing any signs of discomfort. Ordinary people performing superhuman...

Ashtottaram 47) OṀ MĀTRUBHŨMYAI NAMAH:

By Devakinanda Pasupuleti Ashtottaram 47) OṀ MĀTRUBHŨMYAI NAMAH: OṀ (AUM) -MAA-ṪRU-BHOO-MYAI—NA-MA-H ॐ मातृभूम्यै नमः                                            (Mātru: Mother, one who is honored or worshipped) Please Follow NewsGram on Facebook To Get Latest...

‘As A Hindu I Feel The Kumbh Mela Shouldn’t Have Taken Place’, Says Singer Sonu Nigam

Noted singer Sonu Nigam on Sunday reacted to the Kumbh Mela being made symbolic for this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The...

Scott Rudin To ‘Step Back’ After Bullying Allegations

Amid mounting anger over allegations of bullying, Broadway and Hollywood producer Scott Rudin broke his silence Saturday, saying he was "profoundly sorry" and would...

How Is India’s Second Wave Of Covid-19 Different From First?

The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in India is different from the first one in September 2020 as the rate of increase in...

Here’s Why Diet, Soda Drinks Are Harming Your Fertility

Are you fond of fizzy drinks or diet cola breaks? Do you prefer sugar in your brew for a sweetener? If so, your 'diet'...

Hockey Player Anson Thomas’ Battle Against Human Trafficking

Anson Thomas (54), a Keralite from Ranni in Pathanamthitta district, was born and brought up in the city of Mumbai, represented Mumbai in the...

Yamuna Jayanti: How A Holy River Deteriorated Into Sewage Canal

As Sri Krishna-Radha devotees in Braj Mandal celebrate the birthday of Yamuna on Sunday, their hearts are filled with disgust and frustration to see...

Recent Comments