Government of India allocates food grains under a Country Programme Action Plan(CPAP) 2008-2012 signed between the Government of India and the United Nations World Food Programme(WFP), allocation of foodgrains (Rice & Wheat) have been made by Department
of Food & Public Distribution at BPL issue prices for the development schemes to be utilized in various WFP assisted projects in India. A total quantity of 1,65,065 tonnes of foodgrains have been allocated during 2008 to 2011. The current Country Programme
2008-2012 is extended upto June, 2014 to facilitate the transition in new country strategy.
A sub-committee meeting for Component 1- Capacity Development for Food Security' was held on 21st August, 2014 between DFPD & WFP to monitor the progress on the activities listed in the Annual Work Plan(AWP), 2013 and to discuss the issue highlighted
in AWP, 2014. It was observed that the progress is on track and most of the outputs of AWP will be achieved. Some activities rolled over to be part of the new Country Plan are – cross learning workshop/visit and nutri-farms. The establishment of the Central
Price Monitoring Unit(PMU) in Department of Food and Public Distribution and funding modalities are under discussion.
As per the Annual Work Plan(AWP), 2014 prepared by WFP and finalized in the meeting of the Country Programme Advisory Committee(CPAC) of the WFP held on 27th August, 2014 under the Chairmanship of Secretary(A&C), activities like providing support
in strengthening TPDS, strengthening Food Security and Nutrition Safety Nets and Advocacy and Governance will be undertaken by WFP during 2014.
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