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The enactment of the National Food Security Act, (NFSA) 2013 on July 5, 2013 marks a paradigm shift in the approach to food security from welfare to rights based approach. The Act legally entitles upto 75% of the rural population and 50% of the urban population to receive subsidized foodgrains under Targeted Public Distribution System. About two thirds of the population therefore is covered under the Act to receive highly subsidised foodgrains. The National Food Security Act, (NFSA) 2013is being implemented in all the States/UTs, on an all India basis. Out of maximum coverage of 81.35 crore, around 80.60 crore persons have been covered under NFSA at present for receiving highly subsidized foodgrains. The identification of beneficiaries by States/UTs is a continuous process, which involves exclusion of ineligible/fake/duplicate ration cards and also exclusion on account of death, migration etc. and inclusion on account of birth as also that of genuine left-out households.


 

                       Percentage coverage Based on 2011-12 NSSO data   
S.No. State Name Rural Urban
1 ANDHRA PRADESH 60.96 41.14
2 ARUNACHAL PRADESH 66.31 51.55
3 ASSAM 84.17 60.35
4 BIHAR 85.12 74.53
5 CHHATTISGARH 84.25 59.98
6 NCT OF DELHI 37.69 43.59
7 GOA 42.24 33.02
8 GUJARAT 74.64 48.25
9 HARYANA 54.61 41.05
10 HIMACHAL PRADESH 56.23 30.99
11 JAMMU & KASHMIR 63.55 47.1
12 JHARKHAND 86.48 60.2
13 KARNATAKA 76.04 49.36
14 KERALA 52.63 39.5
15 MADHYA PRADESH 80.1 62.61
16 MAHARASHTRA 76.32 45.34
17 MANIPUR 88.56 85.75
18 MEGHALAYA 77.79 50.87
19 MIZORAM 81.88 48.6
20 NAGALAND 79.83 61.98
21 ODISHA 82.17 55.77
22 PUNJAB 54.79 44.83
23 RAJASTHAN 69.09 53
24 SIKKIM 75.74 40.36
25 TAMIL NADU 62.55 37.79
26 TELANGANA 60.96 41.14
27 TRIPURA 74.75 49.54
28 UTTAR PRADESH 79.56 64.43
29 UTTARAKHAND 65.26 52.05
30 WEST BENGAL 74.47 47.55
31 A & N ISLANDS 24.94 1.7
32 CHANDIGARH 38.54 47.26
33 DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI 84.19 51.54
34 DAMAN & DIU 26.66 56.47
35 LAKSHADWEEP 35.3 33.56
36 PUDUCHERRY 59.68 46.94
ALL INDIA 75 50

 

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