(in Arunachal Pradesh)

Govt. of India promulgated and issued National Food Security Ordinance on  5th July’2013 to provide Food and nutritional Security in human life cycle approach by ensuring access to adequate quantity of quality food at affordable prices to people to live a life with dignity and for matters connected therewith or  incidental thereto. The Food Security Ordinance envisage right to receive foodgrains at subsidised price by persons belonging to eligible households under Targeted Public Distribution System, nutritional support to pregnant woman, lactating mother and nutritional support to children etc. Under NFSA  every identified beneficiaries is entitled to get 5kg of foodgrain per month @ Rs. 3/- Rs. 2/- & Rs.1/- for rice, wheat and Coarse grain.

    As approved by the Cabinet in the meeting on 08.08.2013, the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh had launched the NFSO’2013 in the State on 20th Aug/2013 at Itanagar.

    Later, as rectified and enacted by the Parliament and on receipt of the assent of the President of India, the Ministry of Law and Justice, GoI had notified  the National Food Security Act’2013 on 10th September-2013.

1. Identification of Eligible Households

     For the state of Arunachal Pradesh, the targetted coverage of population under the priority group (including AAY) is Rural 66.31% and Urban 51.55% as given below. The  left population is to be covered under General Household through in Tide Over allocation.
Sl No District Population as per Census 2011 Breakup of Population Population to be covered under NFSA, 2013
Urban Rural AAY & Priority Household General Houselhold
Urban 51.55% Rural 66.31% Total District wise left out population
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 Tawang 49950 5629 44321 2902 29389 32291 17659
2 West Kameng 87013 18351 68662 9460 45530 54990 32023
3 East Kameng 78413 18255 60158 9410 39891 49301 29112
4 Papumpare 53549 1317 52232 679 34635 35314 18235
5 Lower Subansiri 82839 12807 70032 6602 46438 53040 29799
6 Kurung Kumey (including Kra Daadi) 89717 2297 87420 1184 57968 59152 30565
7 Upper Subansiri 83205 13604 69601 7013 46152 53165 30040
8 West Siang (inclding Siang) 112272 24958 87314 12866 57898 70764 41508
9 East Siang 99019 27597 71422 14226 47360 61586 37433
10 Upper Siang 35289 6543 28746 3373 19061 22434 12855
11 Dibang Valley 7948 2190 5758 1129 3818 4947 3001
12 Lower Dibang Valley 53986 11380 42606 5866 28252 34118 19868
13 Lohit (including Namsai0 145538 31829 113709 16408 75400 91808 53730
14 Anjaw 21089 970 20119 500 13341 13841 7248
15 Changlang 147951 19204 128747 9900 85372 95272 52679
16 Tirap 54923 10238 44685 5278 29631 34908 20015
17 Longding 57074 10639 46435 5484 30791 36275 20799
18 Capital Complex 122836 95554 27282 49248 18091 67349 55487
Total 1382611 313362 1069249 161528 709018 870555 512056
    The state of Arunachal Pradesh took it as an opportunity under NFSA to prepare a new list of eligible households under NFSA by not only relying on old BPL and AAY lists. Instead the state Govt. used the opportunity to conduct surveys at the ground circle/tehsil and village levels by involving the village bodies, Panchayat, Municipals etc. The surveys were supervised directly by the Deputy Commissioners and District Food & Civil Supplies Officers at district headquarter level and by the concerned administrative officers ie Circle Officers, EAC, SDO etc at the circle or subdivision level. Schedules dates were fixed for hearing and disposal of any grievances related to the selection of eligible households under NFSA. At the Directorate level, the department continually supervised and gave impetus on covering the beneficiaries as per the targetted coverage intimated by the
           After the state launched the act at ordinance stage itself, the state Govt. prepared and notified the Eligibility/Non-Eligibility criteria for selection of households under the NFSA.

Eligibility Criteria Notifications

2. Digitization of NFSA Beneficiaries

            After identification of the eligible households under NFSA, the  beneficifiaries data were digitized manually as per the standard presecribed by the GoI ensuring demographic data, FPS linkage, Family members data and PLC encoding (as per RGI standard) in ration cards for upload in the state portal for transparency and social audits. For centres with Arun ePDS running, the the data enumerations were done in the centres itself.

>> District Wise digitized list of NFSA Beneficiaries in Arunachal Pradesh

3. Grievance Redressal

Under section 15 of the NFSA, the act envisions strong grievance redressal at district and state levels by appointing/designating District Grievance Redressal Officers (DGROs) and by constituting the State Food Commission respectively.

The state designated Addl. Deputy Commissioners/SDO (Sadar) of the districts as DGROs and inetrnal grievance redressal mechanism set up in districts. Notification >>

The state has proposed the existing The State Women Commission to additionally function as the State Food Commision for the NFSA in the state pending final approval from the Govt.

The state Nodal Officer for grievance redressal has also been designated and notified.         Notification >>

For Grievance Redressal, the Toll Free No. 1967 has been made operational to enble the citizens to register and query status of grievances.  Notification >>


4. Online Allocation

In Arunachal Pradesh, the Director of Food & Civil Supplies allocates foodgrains to each district monthly based on the feeding strength of a district. In district, the Deputy Commissioner and DF&CSO further sub-allocates the foodgrains to the Fair Price Shops based on the actual feeding strength and as per the allocation policy of a scheme and issues the order for the same circle wise. The monthly sub-allocation of foodgrains to FPSs in districts is provided in the link below.

>>District wise Monthly Sub-Allocation of Foodgrains

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