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Tripura decided to implement National Food Security Act

Aug 28, 2015 15:15 IST

State Cabinet of Tripura on 27 August 2015 decided to implement the National Food Security Act (NFSA). The NFSA will be come into effect from 1 September 2015 and will be continued till 2021.

Implementation of the Act will make Tripura the first state to implement the NFSA in entire north-eastern region.

Its implementation will benefit over 25 lakh people from more than six lakh families of the state. This would cause an extra burden of over 16.73 crore rupees on the State Government in the form of subsidy.

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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