Odisha implemented National Food Security Act, 2013 in 14 districts

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Who: National Food Security Act, 2013
What: Implemented in 14 districts of Odisha
When: 16 November 2015

National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 was implemented in 14 of the 30 districts of Odisha on 16 November 2015. In first phase, the Act will cover about 26.33 lakh families (i.e. 93.35 lakh people) of the state.

The beneficiaries would get 5 kg of rice at 3 rupees or 5 kg of wheat at 2 rupees from PDS centres in the 14 districts.

In the first phase, the NFSA was launched in the districts of Angul, Bargarh, Boudh, Balangir, Deogarh, Gajapati, Jharsuguda, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nuapada, Sambalpur and Sonepur. The second phase of the NFSA will be implemented in 16 other districts of the State from 1 December 2015.

The Food supplies and Consumer Welfare department has issued directives to the district administration to monitor the implementation of the NFSA and rectify irregularities, if any.