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Food for all

A Food Security law will be meaningful only if it is based on universal food provision and ensures that every citizen’s nutritional needs are met. At an outlet of the public distribution system in Erode, Tamil Nadu. States such as Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have defined BPL in such an inclusive way that the vast majority of the population is included, which makes their food distribution schemes near-univer

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Drought management for rural livelihood security

ast 50 such storage facilities each capable of holding one million tonnes of food grains can be constructed, thereby making it clear that government intends to remain at the commanding heights of our Food Security system. (b) Promote through Gram Sabhas community food and water security systems. This should involve establishing at the village level seed, grain, and water banks. Seed banks will help to introduce alternative cropping strategies an

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Food law bid to pass buck

UPA's promised blanket of Food Security backed by a law could shrink very quickly leaving several crore families out of its cover if the food ministry's proposal on Food Security Act finds favour with the Cabinet. In a note that has left several state governments seething with anger, the food ministry has recommended that the number of families that get subsidised foodgrain under the More »

Union Budget

tabilisation Fund - Rs. 1,500 crore in 2018-19 (B.E.) and Rs. 2,000 crore in 2019-20 (B.E.); Rs. 1,500 crore in 2018-19 (R.E.) • Food Subsidy to Food Corporation of India (FCI) under National Food Security Act (NFSA) - Rs. 1,38,123 crore in 2018-19 (B.E.) and Rs. 1,51,000 crore in 2019-20 (B.E.); Rs. 1,40,098 crore in 2018-19 (R.E.) • Food Subsidy for Decentralized Procurement of Foodgrains under NFSA - Rs. 31,000 crore in 2018-19 (B.E

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Key Facts

us in joint households. This results in stark within-household nutritional differential $* • Investing in maternal health could become a top policy priority of the government. The National Food Security Act 2013, legislating a universal cash entitlement for pregnant women of at least Rs. 6000 is a promising opportunity to improve nutrition during pregnancy. The Economic Survey 2015-16 recommended pairing cash transfers with educatio

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Rural distress

sh introduced improvements in the safety and efficiency of remittances. •    Diversification of agriculture into livestock and aquaculture has added to increased prosperity and Food Security in China, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Laos and Philippines. It finds that the linkage between agricultural (rural) and industry (mainly around urban centres) remained weak in major South Asian countries except China and Vietnam. In India during the

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Right to Food

the Ministry of Rural Development and the Planning Commission in consultation with states, experts and civil societies will arrive at a consensus on the methodology, consistent with provisions of the Food Security Bill, to ensure that no poor household is excluded from the coverage under Government programmes. However, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution finally decided to allow the states/ UTs to formulate their own guideli

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Impact on Agriculture

nd degradation and 25% of the geographical area is affected by desertification. About 69% of the country's land is drylands and degradation of this land has severe implications for the livelihood and Food Security of millions ##   • The major process of land degradation is soil erosion (due to water and wind erosion), contributing to over 71% of the land degradation in the country ##   • Simulations using dy

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PDS/ Ration/ Food Security

.6% (0.62 kg out of 4.25 kg per person) in the rural sector, double what it was in 2004-05 (7.3%), and about 9% in the urban sector, compared to only 3.8% in 2004-05 € • The Chhattisgarh Food Security Act was passed on 21 December 2012 to ensure “access to adequate quantity of food and other requirements of good nutrition to the people of the state, at affordable prices, at all times to live a life of dignity”. • Under

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Malnutrition

port/Government_Wise/union_audit/recent_reports/union_performance/2012_2013/Civil/Report_22/Report_22.html € 2012 Global Hunger Index-The Challenge of Hunger: Ensuring Sustainable Food Security under Land, Water, and Energy Stresses, produced by IFPRI, Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe, please click here to access   α The Nutrition Barometer: Gauging national responses to undernutrition (2012) by Save t

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