26 Apr 2016

Government provides Food subsidy of Rs 1,34,919 crore during 2015-16

                                                                                                                    Foodgrains at subsidized prices is made available by Food Corporation of India (FCI) to the States/UTs under National Food Security Act (NFSA), as well as erstwhile Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS), and the food subsidy is released to FCI. Only in the case of States participating in the Decentralized Procurement (DCP), under which State Governments take the responsibility of procurement of foodgrains and its distribution to the eligible households, the food subsidy is released to State Governments. This information was given by the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

Subsidy released to FCI and State Governments during 2015-16:
FCI/States/UTs
Subsidy released (in Rs crore)
A.
Food Corporation of India
1,12,000
B.
States/UTs
1.       
Andhra Pradesh
1,364.25
2.       
Bihar
2,540.92
3.       
Chhattisgarh
3,328.93
4.       
Gujarat
55.57
5.       
Kerala
834.42
6.       
Madhya Pradesh
5,737.29
7.       
Odisha
3,331.39
8.       
Punjab
300.00
9.       
Rajasthan
155.11
10.   
Tamil Nadu
936.89
11.   
Telangana
1,390.08
12.   
Uttarakhand
408.67
13.   
West Bengal
2,465.87
14.   
Chandigarh *
14.31
15.   
Puducherry *
54.59
16.   
Dadra and Nagar Haveli *
0.71

Total (B)
22,919.00

Grand Total (A+B)
1,34,919.00

            * Cash transfer under Direct Benefit Transfer Mode
The Minister said that Central Government also provides Central assistance to States/UTs under NFSA for meeting the expenditure on intra-State movement and handling of foodgrains and fair price shop dealers’ margin. State-wise details of Central assistance released during 2015-16 is:


Sl No.
Name of State/UT
Amount released
(in lakh)
1.       
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
4.55
2.       
Chandigarh
31.11
3.       
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
3.79
4.       
Daman & Diu
12.63
5.       
Delhi
35.03
6.       
Goa
56.40
7.       
Lakshdweep
13.89
8.       
Mizoram
31.72
9.       
Sikkim
89.89

Total   
279.01

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