25 States Yet Complete Measures Required to implement Food Security Act

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NEW DELHI: Before implementation of the National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA), States/Union Territories (UTs) are required to complete various preparatory activities and have to certify their preparedness.

Allocation of food grains under the Act has started to 11 States/UTs based on the preparedness and identification of beneficiaries reported by them. Remaining 25 States/UTs have not completed all the preparatory measures required for implementation of the Act.

Names of these States/UTs are: 

1) Andhra Pradesh
2) Arunachal Pradesh
3) Assam
4) Goa
5) Gujarat
6) Jammu & Kashmir
7) Jharkhand
8) Kerala
9) Manipur
10) Meghalaya
11) Mizoram
12) Nagaland
13) Odisha
14) Sikkim
15) Tamil Nadu
16) Telangana
17) Tripura
18) Uttar Pradesh
19) Uttarakhand
19) West Bengal
20) Andaman & Nicobar Islands
21) Dadra & Nagar Haveli
22) Daman & Diu
23) Lakshadweep
24) Puducherry

This information was given by the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution,Ram Vilas Paswan in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.

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