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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:7, July, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(7): 1965-1970

Evaluation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) Programme in Odisha
Kedarnath Mallick* and B.P. Mohapatra
Department of Extension Education, College of Agriculture, Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
*Corresponding author

Public Distribution System (PDS) is a poverty alleviation programme and contributes towards the social welfare of the people. Essential commodities like rice, wheat, sugar, kerosene and the like are supplied to the people under the PDS at reasonable prices. The result revealed that, almost all of the (95%) beneficiaries had opined that, they were getting the ration in time except in some occasions. A total of 96.67% of the rural and 93.33% of the urban respondents had this opinion on the timely availability of the ration by the FPS. It is required that as per the NFSA norms the food grain provided to the beneficiaries should be at par with the sample put in their respective FPS. The data revealed that though 92.67% of the beneficiaries of the rural areas revealed that the quality was the same but 61.33% of the urban beneficiaries felt the same. Almost all the beneficiaries of the rural (100%) as well as the urban (98.67%) sample area were getting full quota of the food grains as per their own opinion. It was noticed that, the rural respondents were almost satisfied about the issue and majority (92.67%) of the rural beneficiaries had no complain about the opening of the ration shops. However, 74.67 % of the urban beneficiaries had satisfied about the issue and only 20 % of them had complained that, the timing of the opening was not fixed and they missed the ration due to this reason sometimes.

Keywords: Evaluation, National food security act, PDS

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Kedarnath Mallick and Mohapatra, B.P. 2020. Evaluation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) Programme in Odisha.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(7): 1965-1970. doi:
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