Divisions Food Grain Allocation

Overview

BP Division of this Department makes allocation of food grains to States/UTs under Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) and Other Welfare Schemes (OWS) and maintains their offtake record. A brief of various schemes handled by BP Division is as under:

Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS)

Allocation under NFSA

In order to make food grains available to the people at cheaper rates, Government has enacted National Food Security Act (NFSA) under which food grains are to be provided to the States/UTs for distribution to the people at a highly subsidized prices of Re.1/-, Rs.2/- and Rs.3/- per kg for coarse grains, wheat and rice respectively based on Census 2011. As per the Act, Up to 2/3rd population in the country will be covered under Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS). Total estimated outgo of food grains under the Act is 614.4 lakh tons.

Allocation under existing TPDS

Meanwhile, the States/UTs who have not implemented NFSA so far are being provided food grains as per existing TPDS norms under which allocation of food grains is made @ 35 kg per family per month for Below Poverty Line (BPL) including Antodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) families and @ 15kg to 35kg per family per month for Above Poverty Line (APL) families in the States/UTs as per 2000 population estimates of Registrar General of India and 1993-94 poverty estimates of Planning Commission.

Other Welfare Scheme

Allocation under Other Welfare Scheme

Mid-Day Meal Scheme

The Mid-Day Meal Scheme was launched on 15.08.1995 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development with a view to enhance enrollment, retention, attendance and simultaneously improving nutritional levels among students in primary schools, initially in 2408 blocks in country. By the year 1997-98 the scheme was introduced in all the blocks of the country. The Scheme presently covers students of Class I-VIII of Government and Government aided schools, Education Guarantee Scheme/Alternative and innovative Education Centres (EGS/AIE).

The Department of Food & Public Distribution makes allocation of annual requirement of food grains under the Scheme to Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development. Further allocation of food grains to States/UTs is made by that Department. Food Corporation of India (FCI) releases food grains to States/UTs at BPL rates as per allocation made by Department of School Education & Literacy.

Annual allocation/offtake of food grains under the scheme during the last three years & current year is as under:

(Figures in lakh tons)

Year Allocation Allocation Allocation Offtake Offtake Offtake
- Rice Wheat Total Rice Wheat Total
2011-12 22.29 4.84 27.13 19.17 4.49 23.66
2012-13 23.83 4.67 28.50 20.74 4.23 24.97
2013-14 22.79 4.67 27.46 19.86 3.91 23.77
2014-15* 23.42 4.20 27.62 20.07 3.63 23.70

*offtake up to March, 2015.
(Offtake includes backlog quota also.)

Wheat Based Nutrition Programme (WBNP)

This Scheme is implemented by the Ministry of Women & Child Development. The food grains allotted under this Scheme are utilized by the States/UTs under the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) for providing nutritious/ energy food to children below 6 years of age and expectant/lactating women.

Annual allocation/offtake of food grains under the scheme during the last three years & current year is as under:

(Figures in lakh tons)

Year Allocation Allocation Allocation Offtake Offtake Offtake
- Rice Wheat Total Rice Wheat Total
2011-12 5.65 9.52 15.17 2.63 8.79 11.42
2012-13 4.50 9.95 14.45 2.89 8.91 11.80
2013-14 7.15 9.00 16.15 4.49 8.50 12.99
2014-15* 8.03 9.72 17.75 4.68 8.23 12.91

*offtake up to March, 2015.
(Offtake includes backlog quota also)

Scheme For Supply of food grains to Welfare Institutions

With a view to meet the requirement of Welfare Institutions viz. Charitable Institutions such as beggar homes, nariniketans and other similar welfare institutions not covered under TPDS or under any other Welfare Schemes, an additional allocation of food grains (rice and wheat) not exceeding 5% of the BPL allocation is made to States/UTs at BPL prices by the Department of Food and Public Distribution.

Department of Food and Public Distribution has been trying to streamline the allocation under the scheme. To maintain the allocation under the Scheme as per the defined parameters and in transparent manners so that only genuine institutions/beneficiaries can avail the benefit of the scheme, the States/UTs were requested for clarifications in this regard. In the meantime a Group of Minister has been appointed by the Government on 22nd December, 2014 to look into the issue and submit its recommendation/views. The 1st meeting of Group of Minister was held on 5.1.2015, the minutes of the said meeting was sent to PMO on 16.1.2015. The 2nd meeting of Group of Minister was held on 17.2.2015, the minutes of the meeting are yet to be finalized which is under submission. During the year 2014-15, an allocation of 2.11 lakh tons of food grains (wheat/rice) under the scheme has been made.

Scheme for Supply of food grains for SC/ST/OBC Hostels

This scheme was introduced in October, 1994. The residents of the hostels having 2/3rd students belonging to SC/ST/OBC are eligible to get 15 kg food grains per resident per month. Allocations of food grains under the scheme are made by the Department of Food and Public Distribution based on the requests received from the State/UT Governments. During the current year, allocation under the scheme have been made so far to Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland, Telagana & Tripura. During the year 2014-15, an allocation of 2.05 lakh tons of food grains (wheat/rice) under the scheme has been made.

The allocation/offtake of food grains under the above two schemes (Welfare Institutions and SC/ST/OBC Hostels) during the last three years & current year is as under:

(Figures in lakh tons)

Year Total Allocation Total Allocation Total Allocation Total Offtake Total Offtake
- Welfare institution SC/ST/OBC Hostels Total Welfare institution SC/ST/OBC Hostels
2011-12 2.09 1.24 3.33 - 2.20
2012-13 2.38 0.71 3.09 - 2.85
2013-14 2.37 1.66 4.03 - 3.02
2014-15* 2.11 2.05 4.16 - 2.86

*offtake up to March, 2015.

Note: Offtake figures are combined as reported by FCI.

ANNAPURNA SCHEME

The Ministry of Rural Development launched the scheme in 2000-01. Department of Food and Public Distribution allocates food grains as per the requirement projected by the Ministry of Rural Development. Indigent senior citizens of 65 years of age or above who are not getting pension under the National Old Age Pension Scheme (NOAPS) are provided 10 kilograms. of food grains per person per month free of cost under the scheme.

The Ministry of Rural Development were requested to furnish the State-wise projected monthly requirement of food grains for the year 2014-15 to this Department. The requirement under the scheme received from Ministry of Rural Development on 16.2.2015 and allocation was made to Ministry of Rural Development on 24.2.2015. Further allocation of food grains to States/UTs is made by Ministry of Rural Development. Food Corporation of India (FCI) releases food grains to States/UTs at BPL rates as per allocation made by Ministry of Rural Development.

Annual allocation/offtake of food grains under the scheme during the last three years was as under:

(Figures in lakh tons)

Year Allocation Allocation Allocation Offtake Offtake Offtake
- Rice Wheat Total Rice Wheat Total
2011-12 0.64 0.32 0.96 0.66 0.21 0.87
2012-13 0.67 0.29 0.96 0.53 0.20 0.73
2013-14 0.41 0.17 0.58 0.48 0.09 0.57
2014-15* 0.51 0.18 0.69 0.22 0.01 0.23

*offtake upto March, 2015.

Emergency Feeding Programme (EFP)

Emergency Feeding Programme (EFP), a food-based intervention in the KBK districts of State of Odisha targeted towards old, infirm and destitute persons belonging to BPL households to provide them food security in their distress conditions was introduced in 1995-96 covering initially 5 KBK Districts of Odisha with 45,141 beneficiaries which was later in eight KBK Districts namely Bolangir, Kalahandi, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nawarangpur, Naupada, Rayagada and Sonepur covering around 2 lakh beneficiaries. Under the scheme, food grains (rice) at BPL rates were allocated to the State Government by the Department of Food & Public Distribution.

The Empowered Committee headed by Secretary, Planning Commission has decided that from 2014-15 the scheme will be taken up by the State Government from their own resources. Accordingly, the Planning Commission has not approved any allocation under Emergency Feeding Programme for the year 2014-15 onwards.

Annual allocation/offtake of food grains under the scheme during the last three years was as under:

(Figures in lakh tons)

Year Annual allocation Offtake
2011-12 0.18 0.15
2012-13 0.18 0.18
2013-14 0.08 0.07

Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls (RGSEAG) – 'SABLA'

The Ministry of Women and Child Development administers the scheme at the central level and State/UT Governments implement the scheme. The SABLA Scheme was launched on 19.11.2010 by merging two schemes namely Nutrition Programme for Adolescent Girls (NPAG) and Kishori Shakti Yojana (KSY) in to a single scheme to be implemented in 200 selected districts across the country. The Scheme aims at empowering adolescent girls of 11-18 years by improvement of their nutritional and health status and upgrading various skills like home skills, life skills and vocational skills. It also aims at equipping the girls on family welfare, health hygiene etc. and information and guidance on existing public services along with aiming to mainstream out of school girls into formal or non-formal education. The requirement of food grains under the scheme for nutrition is @ 100 grams of grains per beneficiary per day for 300 days in a year. Annual allocation and offtake of rice & wheat during the last three years and current year is as under:

(Figures in lakh tons)

Year Allocation Allocation Allocation Offtake Offtake Offtake
- Rice Wheat Total Rice Wheat Total
2011-12 1.57 1.16 2.73 0.21 0.50 0.71
2012-13 0.81 1.31 2.12 0.26 0.71 0.97
2013-14 0.75 1.00 1.75 0.39 0.73 1.12
2014-15* 0.81 1.26 2.07 0.32 1.22 1.54

*offtake up to March, 2014.

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