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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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