What is issue price? How it helps the poor people in getting food security?
Issue price is the price at which food materials are sold by the government to the poor sections of the society. The issue price of food materials are lower than the market price.
The food grains are procured by the government from the buffer stock.
Issue price helps the poor people in getting essential food items at lower prices. This increases availability and affordability and thereby ensures food security for even the people living below the poverty line.