GS-III: Public Distribution System Buffer Stocks and Food Security
The problem of nutritional crisis is as big as the problem of hunger in India and has been a matter of long standing public threat. Discuss and suggest remedial measures.
The nutritional status in India is poor, as highlighted by NFHS-5. According to it, 67% of children and 57% of total women are anaemic, stunting stands at 35% and about 19% of children have issue of wasting. Nutritional status in ..
State the objectives envisaged in the public distribution system in India. Also discuss the limitations and steps taken by the government to deal with these limitations.
The Public Distribution System (PDS) is world’s largest Food Security program, catering to over 75% of rural population and 50% of the urban population in India. Objectives – under National Food Security Act, 2013: Food security India suffers from serious ..
There are several issues that are plaguing the crop procurement process in India. Discuss the measures to strengthen crop procurement in India.
Under provisions of the National Food Security Act and Public Distribution System, the government of India procures most of the agricultural produce in the country at various support prices like MSP. Issues plaguing crop procurement: Support price-related issues – The ..
Topics: GS-III: Issues Related to Direct and Indirect Farm Subsidies and Minimum Support Prices • GS-III: Public Distribution System Buffer Stocks and Food Security • GS-III: Storage Transport and Marketing of Agricultural Produce Related Issues
India is all set to take a leap forward in PDS with the introduction of One Nation, One Ration Card Scheme. The government must keep three considerations in mind while thinking about the “One Nation, One Ration Card” initiative. Empowering ..
Analyse the concerns regarding Public procurement and steps taken by the Government to improve the system of procurement.
Public procurement is the purchase by governments and state-owned enterprises of goods, services and works. There are many inequities and illegalities in public procurement. All of them must be tackled to improve the system. ï¿½Concerns: There are many Charges of ..
The Food Corporation of India or FCI has built a new roadmap for fastening the construction of storage space in the form of silos for meeting the target of 100 lakh tonnes by 2022. Record harvests and increased procurement has ..