Divisions Food Grain Allocation

GENERAL

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

With a view to make receipt of foodgrains under TPDS a legal right, Government of India has enacted NFSA which came into force w.e.f. 5-7-2013. The Act provides for coverage of upto 75% of the rural population and upto 50% of the urban population for receiving subsidized foodgrains under Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS), thus covering about two-third population of the country. The eligible persons identified by the States/UTs are entitled to receive 5 kgs of foodgrains per person per month at subsidized prices of Rs.3/2/1 per kg for rice/wheat/coarsegrains respectively. The existing Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) households, which constitute the poorest of the poor, receive 35 kgs of foodgrains per household per month. As on 1st November, 2016, NFSA has been implemented in all the 36 States/UTs and they are receiving monthly allocation of foodgrains as per their entitlement under NFSA.

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 NFSA rates (since 01.04.2016) as per allocation made by Department of School Education & Literacy.Annual allocation/offtake of food grains under the scheme during the last four years is as under:

(Figures in lakh tons)
Year Allocation Offtake
Wheat Rice Total Wheat Rice Total
2013-14 4.67 22.79 27.46 3.91 19.86 23.77
2014-15 4.20 23.42 27.62 3.63 20.07 23.70
2015-16 4.56 23.19 27.75 3.96 19.43 23.39
2016-17 4.21 22.96 27.17 3.73 19.22 22.95

(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. Foodgrains are allotted by this department at NFSA rate (since 01.04.2016) to the M/o W&CD.

Annual allocation/offtake of food grains under the scheme during the last four years is as under:

(Figures in lakh tons)
Year Allocation Offtake
Wheat Rice Total Wheat Rice Total
2013-14 9.00 7.15 16.15 3.91 19.86 23.77
2014-15 9.72 8.03 17.75 3.63 20.07 23.70
2015-16 9.64 8.03 17.67 3.96 19.43 23.39
2016-17 10.27 9.63 19.90 7.94 5.99 13.93

(Offtake includes backlog quota also.)

Scheme for Supply of food grains to Welfare Institutions (5% of BPL Allocation) and SC/ST/OBC Hostels

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 based on the request received from State/UT Governments.

SC/ST/OBC Hostels 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. Allocation of food grains under the scheme is made by the Department of Food and Public Distribution based on the requests received from the State/UT Governments. These two Schemes were being implemented by Department of Food & PD till now.

The allocation/offtake of foodgrains under the above two Schemes (Welfare Institutions and SC/ST/OBC Hostels) during the last three years and the four years is as under;

(Figures in lakh tons)
Year TotalAllocation ToalOfftake
Welfare Institution SC/ST/OBC Hostel Total Welfare Institution SC/ST/OBC Hostel
2013-14 2.37 1.66 3.02
2014-15 9.72 8.03 17.75 2.86
2015-16 9.64 8.03 17.67 3.02
2016-17 10.27 9.63 19.90 4.33

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.

Allocation of foodgrains to States/UTs is made by M/o RD. FCI releases foodgrains to States/UTs at BPL rates as per allocation made by M/o RD. Annual allocation/offtake of food grains under the scheme during the last four years is as under:

(Figures in lakh tons)
Year Allocation Offtake
Wheat Rice Total Wheat Rice Total
2013-14 0.17 0.41 0.58 0.09 0.48 0.57
2014-15 0.18 0.51 0.69 0.01 0.22 0.23
2015-16 0.18 0.62 0.80 0.06 0.26 0.32
2016-17 0.00 0.08 0.08 0.00 0.20 0.20

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 2011-12 to 2013-14 is as under:

(Figures in lakh tons)
Year Allocation Offtake
2011-2012 0.18 0.15
2012-2013 0.18 0.18
2013-2014 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. However, foodgrains for the scheme are allotted by this department at BPL rates to M/o W&CD. Annual allocation and offtake of rice & wheat during the last four years is as under:

(Figures in lakh tons)
Year Allocation Offtake
Wheat Rice Total Wheat Rice Total
2013-14 1.00 0.75 1.75 0.73 0.39 1.12
2014-15 1.26 0.81 2.07 1.22 0.32 1.54
2015-16 1.26 0.81 2.07 0.61 0.27 0.88
2016-17 1.45 1.25 2.70 1.09 0.36 1.45
(Offtake includes backlog quota also.)

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