Read the text given below and answer the following questions:

A Food security means availability, accessibility and affordability of food to all people at all times. The poorest section of the society might be food insecure most of the times while persons above the poverty line might also be food insecure when the country faces a national disaster/calamity like earthquake, drought, flood, tsunami, widespread failure of crops causing famine, etc. A large section of people suffers from food and nutrition insecurity in India. The social composition along with the inability to buy food also plays a role in food insecurity. India is aiming at self-sufficiency in food grains since Independence. India has become self-sufficient in food grains during the last thirty years because of a variety of crops grown all over the country. The National Food Security Act, 2013 provides for food and nutritional security life at affordable prices and enable people to live a life with dignity.

Answer the following MCQs by choosing the most appropriate option:

 

Question (i)

Accessibility of food means:

(a) Within the reach of every person

(b) Food production within the country

(c) Food can be easily purchased

(d) All of the above

 

Answer: 

So the correct answer is- (a) Within the reach of every person

 

Question (ii)

In the urban areas, the food insecure families are:

(a) Traditional artisans

(b) Those whose working members are generally employed in ill-paid occupations

(c) Petty self-employed workers

(d) All of the above

 

Answer:

So the correct answer is- (b) Those whose working members are generally employed in ill-paid occupations.

 

Question (iii)

Children under the age of how many years constitute an important segment of the food insecure population?

(a) 4 Years

(b) 10 Years

(c) 5 Years

(d) 6 Years

 

Answer: 

So the correct answer is- (c) 5 years

 

Question (iv)

Under National Food Security Act, how many percentages of rural population have been categorised as eligible households for food security?

(a) 50%

(b) 75%

(c) 25%

(d) 40% 

 

Answer: 

So the correct answer is- (b) 75% 

 

Question (v)

What is the aim of the National Food Security Act,2013?

 

Answer:

From the paragraph,

India has become self-sufficient in food grains during the last thirty years because of a variety of crops grown all over the country. The National Food Security Act, of 2013  provides for food and nutritional security life at affordable prices and enables people to live a life with dignity. 

The National Food Security Act, of 2013  provides for food and nutritional security life at affordable prices and enables people to live a life with dignity.

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