Food Security

November 4, 2016

Chhattisgarh Model in Public Distribution System (PDS)

There are 5,35,000 PDS outlets in the country which is roughly twice the number of Panchayats in the country. Every BPL card holder is entitled to get 35 kg of rice or wheat every month and similarly, every APL card…

November 6, 2015

Link between food, water and energy securities

In spite of the technological advances made in past few decades, a substantial part of the global population still faces food, water and energy shortages, with the aim of achieving security in all three areas far from being realized. However,…

September 29, 2015

National Food Security Act and Human Life Cycle Approach

The text of the National Food Security Act mentions it as an act to provide for food and nutritional security in “human life cycle approach, by ensuring access to adequate quantity of quality food at affordable prices to people to…

September 29, 2015

National Food Security Act 2013

National Food Security Act 2013 extends to whole of India and it was to be rolled out by the states within one year of its enactment. But, majority of the states were not able to do this mainly because it…

September 29, 2015

How National Food Security Act was framed?

National Food Security Act was first proposed in 2010 by the National Advisory Council (NAC), an extra constitutional body in the times of UPA government, headed by Sonia Gandhi. In summary, the proposal was to provide food security to 75%…

September 29, 2015

Definition and Basic Elements of Food Security

Since 1990s, the food security has been a consistent theme raised in specific contexts in various conferences convened by the United Nations and other organizations. The joint FAO/WTO Conference on Nutrition, Rome, 1992, made two important declarations as follows: “Hunger…

September 29, 2015

Distribution of Food-Grains in India

Distribution of essential commodities to larger section of the society, mostly vulnerable people, through a network of fair Price Shops on a recurring basis is done by the Public Distribution System (PDS). This system is jointly operated by the Central…

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Shanta Kumar Committee Recommendations

Issues with Food Corporation of India India has come a long way from the time it was struggling with food shortages way back in 1960. Now instead of shortages India faces a problem of plenty and lack of storage facilities.…

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Decentralized Procurement Scheme

Agricultural pricing framework has gradually evolved in India ever since 1960s. They were guided by excess demand and shortages in availability of food-grains. These prices have major implications in capping poverty and promoting the well-being of poor. This makes it…

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Buffer Stock & Buffer Norms in India

The Food Corporation of India is the main agency for procurement, storage and distribution of food grains. In addition to the requirements of wheat and rice under the Targeted PDS, the Central Pool is required to have sufficient stocks of…