Q. With reference to the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 consider the following statements:
1.Public Distribution System (PDS) coverage is determined by Section 3(2) of the NFSA 2013.
2.NFSA is operational in all states and union territories.
3.The Act includes the Midday Meal program and Integrated Child Development Service Program under it but maternity benefits are not provided by the act.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: A
Notes:

Statement 1 and 2 are correct. Public Distribution System (PDS) coverage is determined by Section 3(2) of the NFSA 2013. NFSA is operational in all states and union territories.

Statement 3 is incorrect. Maternity benefits are provided by the act. Pregnant women and lactating mothers get maternity benefit of Rs. 6,000.

Source: The Hindu