Odisha and Tripura have the best food and public distribution processes, NFSA report

Jul 5, 2022

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

NFSA report

The ‘State Ranking Index' report under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), has ranked states and union territories on the basis of their food and public distribution processes, vital for ensuring that no one goes hungry.

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Odisha and Tripura in the top

Odisha topped the list of general category states while Tripura topped the list of special category states.

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Other states in the top category

In the general category, followed by Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat were ranked in the top positions. In the special category, after Tripura, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Nagaland took the top positions in the food security index.

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The report measures and tracks the progress of all the states ensuring food security,

particularly of the needy and vulnerable sections of the society.

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The index also denotes the efficiency of TPDS and NFSA reforms.

However, it does not reflect the level of hunger or malnutrition in a particular state or union territory.

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What is TPDS?

Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) is a government scheme launched in 1997, in which states were required to identify the poor and deliver foodgrains to them in a transparent manner.

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What is NFSA?

NFSA is based on the idea of food security that ensures all people have access to basic food at all times and lead a healthy life.

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What does the Union Minister say?

“The most notable reform is the national-level implementation of the ambitious One Nation, One Ration Card plan, which enables beneficiaries to draw subsidized food grains from any fair price shop of their choice anywhere in the country,” said Piyush Goyal, union minister for consumer affairs, food and public distribution.

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“The index has been developed with the objectives of creating an environment of competition,...

...cooperation, and learning among the states; states learning from each other their best practices while addressing grave matters of food security and hunger," Goyal added.

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