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NFSA Ranking 2022

NFSA Ranking 2022:


The first edition of the State Ranking Index for National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 was released.

  • The index seeks to document the status and progress of the implementation of NFSA across the country and various reform initiatives after consultation with the states.
  • It highlights the reforms undertaken by the States and Union Territories and creates a cross-learning environment and scale-up reform measures by all the States and Union Territories.
  • The current index is largely focused on NFSA distribution and will include future buyouts, PMKGAY (Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana) distributions.
  • The index for ranking of States and UTs is built on three key pillars, which cover end-to-end implementation of NFSA through Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS). These pillars are-
    • NFSA- coverage, targeting and provisions of the Act
    • Delivery platforms and
    • Nutrition initiatives

General Category States:

  • Odisha is ranked first followed by Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh in second and third position.

Special Category States:

  • Tripura ranks top among the special category states (the North-eastern States, Himalayan States, and Island States).
  • Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim are in second and third place, respectively.

Worst Performers:

  • Punjab, Haryana and Delhi are among the states at the bottom five.