Ans. White Revolution
Ans. Food Corporation of India (FCI)
Ans. NHFS stands for National Health and Family Survey.
Ans. Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and Mid-Day Meals
Ans. Mother Dairy – Delhi
Amul – Gujarat
Ans. Food security system is composed of two components: (a) buffer stock and (b) public distribution system.
Ans. Buffer Stock is the stock of food grains, namely wheat and rice procured by the government through Food Corporation of India (FCI).
Ans. The introduction of Rationing in India dates back to the 1940s against the backdrop of the Bengal famine.
Ans. The rationing system was revived in the wake of an acute food shortage during the 1960s, prior to the Green Revolution.
Ans. The ADS Grain Bank programme is acknowledged as a successful and innovative food security intervention.
Ans. Food security means availability, accessibility and affordability of food to all people at all times.
Ans. Public Distribution System (PDS) is the most important step taken by the Government of India (GoI) towards ensuring food security.
Ans. Subsidy is a payment that a government makes to a producer to supplement the market price of a commodity.
Ans. India adopted a new strategy in agriculture, which resulted in the ‘Green Revolution’ especially in the production of wheat and rice.
Ans. The most devastating famine that occurred in India was the famine of Bengal in 1943. This famine killed thirty lakh people in the province of Bengal.
Ans. The food procured by the FCI is distributed through government regulated ration shops among the poorer section of the society. These ration shops are also known as Fair Price Shops.
Ans. In 1992, Revamped Public Distribution System (RPDS) was introduced in 1,700 blocks in the country. The target was to provide the benefits of PDS to remote and backward areas.
Ans. The minimum support price and procurement has contributed to an increase in food grain production and provided income security to farmers in certain regions.
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