The National Food Security Act (NFSA) and the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) are both massive in scale and complex by nature. Thus, the Indian government wanted to develop an index that evaluates the implementation of NFSA and TPDS operations across states and union territories. MSC helped the government build the index.
The index rests upon three pillars—coverage and targeting, delivery platform, and nutritional initiatives. Each pillar has different parameters and sub-parameters. This report explores the status in detail and ranks the states and union territories based on the implementation status of the NFSA and TPDS.