National Food Security Act, 2013 was launched by Goa Government [ Current Affairs ]


For the benefit of more than one third part of the state’s population Goa Government has launched the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013. To the food security programmers and schemes of Central Government which is existed, it will bring more than one third population of the sea state into legal powers of it.

Key facts:

  • According to Public Distribution System (PDS) about 5 lakh 11 thousand persons will receive 5 kgs subsidized rice or wheat per person per month in Goa.
  • Rice and wheat will be given at the subsidized rate of 3 rupees per kg to target persons.
  • Civil supplies and distribution departments of state government has examined the PDS households for effective implementation of this scheme.
  • The ration cards and updated the merged data with Aadhar card and other identifications prior to digitize and launching the scheme for implementation of NFS Act.
  • Union government will allow a subsidy of 65 crores rupees will be given by Union government as subsidy, whereas the state government will spend 25 crores annually for the implementation of the scheme


National Food Security Act, 2013 is about forecasts sufficient quantity of quality food at affordable prices to people to live a life of dignity under Article 21 of Constitution.

The provide subsidized food grains will provided under following scheme contained by National Food Security Act, 2013 are…

  • Midday Meal (MDM) Scheme
  • Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme
  • Public Distribution System (PDS)

- Published on: December 3, 2015