The schemes launched to provide food security to the poor include
(i) Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) for targeting the poor people in all areas of India.
(ii) Annapurna Scheme to provide 10 kg of food grains free of cost per month to indigent and destitute senior citizens.
(iii) Antyodaya Anna Yojana to provide 25 kg food grains per month at the rate of Rs 2 per kg for wheat and Rs 3 per kg for rice to BPL families identified as the ‘poorest of the poor’.
(iv) Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) to provide children up to 6 years of age supplementary nutrition, immunisation, health check-up, referral services’, pre-school non-formal education as well as nutrition and health education for their mothers.