Portal Launch: Register for Rations

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Centre Launches Portal to Register for Rations

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Measures taken for food security

National Food Security Mission:

  • Launched in 2007, it is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme.
  • It aims to increase production of rice, wheat, pulses, coarse cereals and commercial crops, through increasing area under cultivation and productivity enhancement.

Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY):

  • It was launched in 2007, and allowed states to select their own agriculture and allied sector development activities as per the district/state agriculture plan.
  • It aims at making farming a remunerative economic activity through strengthening the farmer’s effort, risk mitigation and promoting agri-business entrepreneurship.
  • Major focus is given on pre & post-harvest infrastructure, besides promoting agri-entrepreneurship and innovations.

electronic National Agriculture Market (eNAM):

  • National Agriculture Market (eNAM) is a pan-India electronic trading portal which networks the existing APMC mandis to create a unified national market for agricultural commodities.
The National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013:
  • It legally entails, up to 75% of the rural population and 50% of the urban population to receive subsidized food grains under the Targeted Public Distribution System.
Ration Mitr:
  • It is a common facility to register names in ration cards launched on pilot basis for 11 States and Union Territories. This software has been developed by the National Informatics Centre.

Source The Hindu 

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