Gujarat’s Poor Record in Food Security

Gujarat May Replicate Amma Canteen Model
  • The State is yet to ready the basic infrastructure for the implementation of National Food Security Act.
  • The delay in the implementation is not without its share of politics.
  • The history of non implementation goes back to August 2013 when then Chief Minister and Narendra Modi had written to then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh criticizing the act severely.
  • The pre-deciding the number of macro beneficiaries was severely criticized.
  • One of the critical aspects, which even Modi was worried as a Chief Minister, is the number of beneficiaries and their definition.