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Press Release: Kadyan Khap International Where as iodized salt for human consumption is an essential commodity was not

included as a part of the National Food Security Ordinance, 2013 because with out salt no one can cook or eat in healthy conditions, Kadyan Khap International appreciated the efforts of the Govt. of India and appeal to include the salt component as well, where as M/s Hindustan Salt Limited (Govt. of India Enterprises) have capacity to meet out the requirements, matter has been taken up with the Department of Food and Public Distribution (Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution) along with the Chief Ministers office of the Haryana, Delhi and Uttrakhand. The National Development Council (NDC)in its 53rd meeting held on 29th May, 2007 adopted a resolution to launch a Food Security Mission comprising rice, wheat and pulses to increase the production of rice by 10 million tons, wheat by 8 million tons and pulses by 2 million tons by the end of the Eleventh Plan (2011-12). Accordingly, A Centrally Sponsored Scheme, 'National Food Security Mission', has been launched from 2007-08 to operationalize the above mentioned resolution. 1.2 The National Food Security Mission will have 3 components (i) Rice (ii) Wheat & (iii) Pulses.

The primary Policy objective of the Department of Food & Public Distribution is to ensure food security for the country through timely and efficient procurement and distribution of foodgrains. This involves procurement of various foodgrains, building up and maintenance of food stocks, their storage, movement and delivery to the distributing agencies and monitoring of production, stock and price levels of foodgrains. The focus is on incentivizing farmers through fair value of their produce by way of Minimum Support Price mechanism, distribution of foodgrains to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families and covering poor households at the risk of hunger under Antyodaya Anna Yojna (AAY), establishing grain banks in food scarce areas and involvement of Panchayati Raj Institutions in Public Distribution System (PDS). The Department is also responsible for formulation of policies concerning the sugar sector such as fixing of Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) of sugarcane payable by Sugar factories, development and regulation of sugar industry (including training in sugar technology), fixation of levy price of sugar and its supply for PDS and regulation of supply of free sale sugar. The Department also formulates policies on export and import of foodgrains, sugar and edible oils.
Naresh Kadyan, Convener, Kadyan Khap International, C-38, Rose Apartment, Prashant Vihar, sector-14, Rohini, Delhi 110085. Contact: 09813010595, 9313312099.