National Food Security Act, 2013
(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.