Odisha Food Security Scheme| 34 lakh Additional BPL Families

Odisha Food Security Scheme 2018

Odisha Food Security Scheme – The Odisha Government is going come up with a new Food Security Scheme 2018 in the state. Under this scheme, the state government will cover an additional 34.44 lakh people who are previously left out of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) 2013. The Odisha Government will initiate the implementation of this scheme from 2 October 2018 (Gandhi Jayanti).

Odisha Food Security Scheme

Through the implementation of this scheme, not a single poor person would be left out and deprived of their rights to food security. The government is implementing the NFSA on the basis of 2011 Census and the total number of beneficiaries is increased in the recent years.

Odisha Food Security Scheme

The Central Government is implementing the National Food Security Act (NFSA) according to the Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC-2011) Data. A large number of poor people whose name does not appear in SECC-2011 Data are deprived of the food security benefits. For this, the Odisha Government has decided to implement its own Food Security Scheme 2018 for all those whose name is not present in the NFSA beneficiary list.

According to the official data, there are over 34 lakh beneficiaries who are not included in NFSA. For these, the Odisha Government will implement the new Food Security Act from 2 October 2018. The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha Mr. Naveen Patnaik has made this announcement while addressing a video conference under ‘Ama Mukhyamantri, Ama Katha’ program held on 28 July 2018.

The Odisha Government is giving importance to food security. The state government is providing Rice at Rs. 2 per kg since 2008. The successful implementation of this aims at providing Rice at Rs. 1 to poor families. Therefore, the state government is providing rice at Rs. 1 per kg after 2013.

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