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Transgenders to be included under NFSA in Odisha

The transgender community in Odisha will be brought under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) and 14,000 of them would be covered under the scheme now, the State government has informed Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC).

india Updated: Nov 03, 2015 23:25 IST
The transgender community in Odisha will be brought under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) and 14,000 of them would be covered under the scheme now, the State government has informed Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC).
The transgender community in Odisha will be brought under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) and 14,000 of them would be covered under the scheme now, the State government has informed Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC).(AFP Photo)

The transgender community in Odisha will be brought under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) and 14,000 of them would be covered under the scheme now, the State government has informed Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC).

OHRC had on August 4 directed the state government to ensure inclusion of transgenders under NFSA and extension of benefits to them.

The commission had also asked the state chief secretary and secretaries of food supplies and consumer welfare, social security and empowerment of persons with disabilities departments to submit their action-taken reports within six weeks.

Under the NFSA, a beneficiary is entitled to receive five kg of food grains per month under the targeted PDS system.