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National Food Security Act, 2013


Schedule III

(See section 31)

Provisions for Advancing Food Security

1.     Revitalisation of Agriculture—

a.     agrarian reforms through measures for securing interests of small and marginal farmers;

b.    increase in investments in agriculture, including research and development, extension services, micro and minor irrigation and power to increase productivity and production;

c.     ensuring livelihood security to farmers by way of remunerative prices, access to inputs, credit, irrigation, power, crop insurance, etc.;

d.    prohibiting unwarranted diversion of land and water from food production.

2.     Procurement, Storage and Movement related interventions—

a.     incentivising decentralised procurement including procurement of coarse grains;

b.    geographical diversification of procurement operations;

c.     augmentation of adequate decentralised modern and scientific storage;

d.    giving top priority to movement of food-grains and providing sufficient number of rakes for this purpose, including expanding the line capacity of railways to facilitate foodgrain movement from surplus to consuming regions.

3.     Others: Access to—

a.     safe and adequate drinking water and sanitation;

b.    health care;

c.     nutritional, health and education support to adolescent girls;

d.    adequate pensions for senior citizens, persons with disability and single women.



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