The state Odisha to introduce Food Security Act soon: CM,Naveen Patnaik
According to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik,the Odisha Food Security Act will be introduced soon to
cover about 3.26 crore people in the state.
The new Act would ensure equitable distribution of food
grains to all with focus on tribals, slum dwellers and other vulnerable
sections of the society, he told the Agriculture and Food Security session.
Indicators reflecting the socio economic conditions of a
family would be introduced to make the coverage inclusive and holistic, he said
adding nearly 72 lakh ration cards would be distributed to the surveyed
Digitisation of ration cards would also be undertaken to
stop pilferage and ensure complete transparency in the distribution of
entitlements to deserving families
To achieve this objective, Rs 5000 crore will be spent each
year on major, medium and small irrigation projects, deep bore wells, mega lift
irrigation projects and restoration of the defunct lift irrigation points.