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Tuesday, 15 December 2020

FOOD SECURITY ALLOWANCE NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2020 Kupan

 FOOD SECURITY ALLOWANCE NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2020 Kupan

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The new academic year has started with the instructions of Unlock-2 issued by the Government of India and the resolution dated 5/6/2020 outlined in the preamble of the Education Department of the Government of Gujarat ;-( 1) Is. But students registered during the HOME LEARNING period for 49 school days from September 2020 and October 2020 (from the start of Diwali vacation from 1/9/2020 to 28/10/2020) are not required to attend school.

During this period, it has been decided to provide food security allowance under the mid-day meal scheme. As per the decision taken by the state government to arrange cooking cost and distribution of foodgrains, Diwali vacation starts from 1/9/2020 to 28/10/2020 as mentioned in the resolution dated 14/12/2020 of the education department mentioned in the introduction (2). New academic year for a period of up to 49 school days
The State Government has decided to provide School Food Security Allowance for 49 days to all the students enrolled in all the schools / institutions covered under the State Mid-Day Meal Scheme for 2020-21 September, 2020. A copy is included).


The National Food Security Act, 2013 inter alia provides for payment of food security allowance to entitled persons by State Government in case of non-supply of entitled quantities of food grains, within such time and manner as may be prescribed by the Central Government.
The Mid Day Meal is the world’s largest school feeding programme reaching out to about 12 crore children in over 12.65 lakh schools/EGS centres across the country. Mid day Meal scheme is serving primary and upper primary school children in entire country. The programme aims at enhancing enrolment, retention and attendance and simultaneously improving nutritional levels among children studying in Government, Local Body and Government-aided primary and upper primary schools and the Centres run under Education Guarantee Scheme (EGS) / Alternative & Innovative Education (AIE) and National Children Labour Project (NCLP) schools of all areas across the country. MDM is also served in drought-affected areas during summer vacation also.

National Programme of Mid Day Meal in Schools (MDMS) is a flagship programme of the Government of India aiming at enhancing enrolment, retention and attendance and simultaneously improving nutritional levels among children studying in Government, Local Body and Government-aided primary and upper primary schools and the Centres run under Education Guarantee Scheme (EGS)/Alternative & Innovative Education (AIE) and National Children Labour Project (NCLP) schools of all areas across the country. MDM is also served in drought-affected areas during summer vacation also.


The National Food Security Act, 2013 was notified on 10th September, 2013 with the objective to provide for 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.
The Act provides for coverage of upto 75% of the rural population and upto 50% of the urban population for receiving subsidized foodgrains under Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS), thus covering about two-thirds of the population. The eligible persons will be entitled to receive 5 Kgs of foodgrains per person per month at subsidised prices of Rs. 3/2/1 per Kg for rice/wheat/coarse grains. The existing Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) households, which constitute the poorest of the poor, will continue to receive 35 Kgs of foodgrains per household per month.
The Act also has a special focus on the nutritional support to women and children. Besides meal to pregnant women and lactating mothers during pregnancy and six months after the child birth, such women will also be entitled to receive maternity benefit of not less than Rs. 6,000. Children upto 14 years of age will be entitled to nutritious meals as per the prescribed nutritional standards. In case of non-supply of entitled foodgrains or meals, the beneficiaries will receive food security allowance. The Act also contains provisions for setting up of grievance redressal mechanism at the District and State levels. Separate provisions have also been made in the Act for ensuring transparency and accountability.

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