Question

Consider the following statement regarding the National Food Security Act (NFSA)?

I. It provides for 75% of subsidised foodgrains for rural population only.

II. It provides for Meal and maternity benefit of not less than Rs. 6,000 to pregnant women and lactating mothers.

III. It provides for Meal and maternity during pregnancy and six months after the child birth.

Which of the above statement is/are not correct?

A I only Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
B II only Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
C III only Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
D Both I and II Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
E None of the above Correct Answer Incorrect Answer

Solution

National Food Security Act (NFSA) provide for food and nutritional security in the human life cycle approach, by ensuring access to adequate quantities of quality food at affordable prices to people to live a life with dignity. Public distribution system (PDS) is an Indian food Security System established under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution. The Central Government, through Food Corporation of India (FCI), has assumed the responsibility for procurement, storage, transportation and bulk allocation of food grains to the State Governments. Statement I is not correct - : It covers 75% of the rural population and upto 50% of the urban population for receiving subsidized foodgrains under Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS). Statement II is correct - : It provides for Meal and maternity benefit of not less than Rs. 6,000 to pregnant women and lactating mothers during pregnancy and six months after the child birth. Statement III correct -: It provides for Meal and maternity benefit to pregnant women and lactating mothers during pregnancy and six months after the child birth.

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