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Uttar Pradesh decided to implement National Food Security Act, 2013 in three phases

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 IST

Uttar Pradesh government on 29 September 2015 announced that it will implement National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 in the state in three phases. The scheme would benefit 15.21 crore people in the state.

Decision to this effect was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
First phase: The scheme will be implemented in 24 districts
Second phase: The scheme will be implemented in 26 districts
Third phase: The scheme be rolled out in 25 districts

The National Food Security Act, 2013 (also Right to Food Act) is an Act of the Parliament of India which aims to provide subsidized food grains to approximately two thirds of India's 1.2 billion people. Under it poor would get the monthly quota of wheat at the rate of 2 rupees per kg and rice at 3 rupees per kg.

It was signed into law on 12 September 2013, retroactive to 5 July 2013.

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