Mizoram launched National Food Security Act, 2013

Feb 25, 2016 10:10 IST

National Food Security Act (NFSA) 2013 was officially launched in Mizoram on 24 February 2016. The Act was launched by state Food civil Supplies and Consumer affairs Minister John Rotluangliana at Aizwal.

The Act will become effective in the state from 1 March 2016.

The state has decided to allocate 3 kilogram of rice in addition to the 5 kilogram covered by Food Security Act.

As per Census 2011, a total of 644882 people will be covered by Food Security Act which is 81.88 percent of people living in rural areas and 48.60 percent of urban areas.

In addition, the state government has also decided to provide 8 kilogram of Rice at the rate of 15 Rupees to those not covered by Food Security Act.

National Food Security Act (NFSA)
The National Food Security Act (NFSA) came into effect on 5 July 2013. It aims at providing legal entitlement to 5 kg of subsidised foodgrains per person per month at 1 rupee to 3 rupees per kilogram to two-thirds (67 percent) of the country’s population.

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Who: National Food Security Act 2013

Where: Mizoram

What: Launched

When: 24 February 2016

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