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Odisha has topped the country in implementing the National Food Security Act with the help of its ration shops. In this case, Odisha is followed by Uttar Pradesh at number two and Andhra Pradesh at number three.
In a program organized on the topic of food and nutrition security, Union Minister Piyush Goyal has released the State Ranking Index for NFSA 2022 on Tuesday, according to which Odisha has been at number one in terms of food security. Food ministers of different states also participated in this conference on food and nutrition security.
Among the states with special status (which include Himalayan and island states), Tripura has been at the top in ensuring food security. After that the number of Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim comes. Despite traffic and distribution constraints in these states, these states have performed much better, competing with the states in the general category.
According to the data released by the government, Odisha has topped in ensuring food security with a score of 0.836. Whereas, Uttar Pradesh’s score is 0.797 and Andhra Pradesh’s score is 0.794.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state Gujarat has been at number four in terms of ensuring food security. It is followed by Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Dum Diu, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand respectively.
In this list, Kerala has been ranked 11th, Telangana 12th, Maharashtra 13th, West Bengal 14th and Rajasthan 15th. Punjab comes at number 16 in this list. Haryana, Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Goa are followed in the rankings released by the Government of India.
In the ranking released by the government, it is clearly visible that barring one or two states like Haryana and Goa, most of the BJP ruled states have performed better in terms of food security, while the non-BJP ruled states proved to be laggy in this matter. Huh.