ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰੀ ਖੁਰਾਕ ਸੁਰੱਖਿਆ ਕਾਨੂੰਨ

  • Seventy five percent of rural and 50 percent of the urban population are entitled for three years from enactment to five kg food grains per month at 3 , 2 , 1 per kg for rice, wheat and coarse grains (millet), respectively.
  • The states are responsible for determining eligibility.
  • Pregnant women and lactating mothers are entitled to a nutritious "take home ration" of 600 Calories and a maternity benefit of at least Rs 6,000 for six months.
  • Children 6 months to 14 years of age are to receive free hot meals or "take home rations".
  • The central government will provide funds to states in case of short supplies of food grains.
  • The current food grain allocation of the states will be protected by the central government for at least six months.
  • The state governments will provide a food security allowance to the beneficiaries in case of non-supply of food grains.
  • The Public Distribution System is to be reformed.
  • The eldest woman in the household, 18 years or above, is the head of the household for the issuance of the ration card.
  • There will be state- and district-level redress mechanisms.
  • State Food Commissions will be formed for implementation and monitoring of the provisions of the Act.
09/06/2017
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