Over 72 crore beneficiaries getting subsidised foodgrains under NFSA
NEW DELHI: Presently as on April 2016, 33 States/UTs are implementing NFSA and subsidised foodgrains are being provided to 72.45 crore beneficiaries (approx. 14.8 crore households). This is a big change from only 11 States/UTs, which started implementation of NFSA by March 2014. The remaining States of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Nagaland are also in an advanced stage of preparation. Tamil Nadu and Kerala are presently in election mode and a decision to implement NFSA will be possible only after the elections are over; the State of Nagaland is expected to start implementation of NFSA from July 2016.