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  • Food security of a nation is ensured when all of its citizens have enough nutritious food of good quality at an affordable price, at all times.
  • Food security is absolutely necessary for the prosperity of a nation.
  • It is the responsibility of the Government to ensure that its citizens below the poverty line have enough food to eat under any circumstances or during natural calamities like famine.
  • The Indian government has taken many measures to ensure food security. The Public Distribution System and the Food Corporation of India have ensured ‘food security’ in India.
  • The Buffer Stock maintained by the FCI is a great boon during troubled times like droughts.
  • Schemes like Antyodaya Anna Yojana and Annapurna Scheme have helped the poorest of poor from going hungry.
  • Cooperatives are also playing a vital role in India’s ‘Food security’.

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