Vol. 3, Issue 5 (2016)
Evaluation of food security act: Perspective to Indian national food security Act 2013
Author(s): Dr. Ashish Rajendra Mehta
Abstract: Many people go hungry in India and some of them have got to do with administrative apathy. The Indian government, as well as its state-level counterparts, does not have sufficient cold storage facilities and as a result almost 40% of all vegetables and fruits produced in India and 20% of the food grains rot and never reach the market. The below poverty line (BPL) families spend 70% of their income on food. In case of families that are above poverty line (APL) the amount goes up to 50%. The National Food Security Act, 2013 (also Right to Food Act) is an Act of the Parliament of India which aims to provide subsidized food grains to approximately two thirds of Indi's 1.2 billion people. It was signed into law on 12 September 2013, retroactive to 5 July 2013.