FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY

The passage of the National Food Security Act, 2013 by the UPA Government was a revolutionary step that linked Wealth (the Green Revolution) to Welfare (assurance of food security).

  1. Congress promises to work tirelessly to assure food security to all.
  2. Some Tribal communities and groups are particularly vulnerable. We will pay special attention to them and ensure that food grains are delivered to them through mobile fair price shops.
  3. We will review and update the list of beneficiaries within 6 months. Care shall be taken to include the homeless, destitute persons and migrant workers. No eligible person shall be excluded.
  4. Congress promises to take special measures to enroll vulnerable tribal groups and tribal communities.
  5. Congress will ensure that the linking of Aadhaar will be voluntary but encouraged. No one shall be excluded because of non-linking of Aadhaar.
  6. The quality and delivery of the Mid-Day Meal Scheme will be improved.  Milk and eggs shall be included in the meal. The cost allowed for a Mid-Day Meal shall be increased. There will be a social audit of the scheme at the block and district levels and the outcomes, in terms of nutrition levels of the children, will be measured and monitored.
  7. The public food distribution programmes (Mid-Day Meal Scheme, ICDS etc.) will rely, as far as possible, on fresh produce. This will encourage local production and provide a fillip to local markets.
  • KAAM

    Employment And Growth

  • DAAM

    An Economy That
    Works For All

  • SHAAN

    Pride In Our Hard
    And Soft Power

  • SAMMAN

    A Life Of
    Dignity For All

  • SUSHASAN

    Governance, Transparency And Accountability

  • SWABHIMAAN

    Self Esteem For
    The Deprived