Last updated on - May 1 2018


The National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA’2013) which aims to provide food and nutritional security at affordable prices to eligible beneficiaries was implemented in the State w.e.f. July’2016.

Under the scheme, the erstwhile BPL &APL were amalgamated and termed as Priority Household(PHH). Basing on the Census 2011, in line with the Central Government  guidelines a total no. of  2,37,434 PHH and AAY were identified which covers a total population of 14,03,579. The break-up district-wise are as under :-


Under the PHH Scheme, each beneficiary is provided 5 Kgs of Rice @ Rs.3 per Kg and under AAY Scheme, each household is provided 35Kgs of Rice @ Rs.3/- per Kg.
Monthly allocation of foodgrains from the Central pool under National Food Security Act’2013 (NFSA’2013) is 59,696.10 Qtls of Rice under PHH and 16,625.00Qtls of Rice under AAY.

There are 76 Public Distribution Centres(PDCs) Depots and 1622 Fair Price Shops (FPSs) in the state.

The Department monitors the availability of essential commodities in the open market. Marketprices are regularly collected and submit to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, GoI for production in the price bulletins

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