23 Aug 2020: PIB Summary & Analysis

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1. Nuakhai Juhar
2. National Food Security Act 2013 (NFSA)

1. Nuakhai Juhar


PM greets people on Nuakhai Juhar.

What is Nuakhai Juhar?

  • Also called Nuakhai Parab or Nuakhai Bhetghat, it is an agricultural festival celebrated in Odisha, Chhattisgarh and areas of neighbouring states to welcome the new crop of the season.
  • It is an ancient festival which is observed by the worship of food grains.
  • People prepare special meals and organise special cultural programmes including folk songs and dances.
  • Farmers offer the first produce from their lands to Goddess Samaleswari, the famous ‘Mother Goddess’ of Sambalpur district of Odisha.
  • Nuakhai is a combination of two words that signifies eating of new rice as ‘nua’ means new and ‘khai’ means eat.

2. National Food Security Act 2013 (NFSA)


All eligible disabled persons to be included under the NFSA.


  • The Department of Food and Public Distribution has issued directions to all states and UTs to include all eligible disabled persons under the NFSA.
  • Such eligible people are to get their entitled quota of food grains under the NFSA & the PMGKAY as per provisions of the Act.
  • It is stated that those not already covered should be covered with fresh ration cards to be issued as per the eligibility criteria.

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