Tag: Food Safety Index 2023: Kerala


Current Trends in Indian Economy RBI holds rates, vows to keep price stability repo rate unchanged at 6.5% The Reserve Bank of India’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided unanimously keep the policy repo rate unchanged at 6.5% for the second straight meeting, with Governor Shaktikanta Das. Reverse repo rate – 3.35% About RBI Headquarters - Mumbai Governor - Shaktikanta Das Established - 1 April 1935 Report and Indices Food Safety Index 2023: Kerala, Punjab lead, TN slips to 3rd spot Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)’s 5th State Food Safety Index  (SFSI), which was released on 7 June by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on the occasion of World Food Day. Among Larger States: Kerala has topped the Food Safety Index 2022-23. Tamil Nadu has slipped to third position. Punjab stood in the second position. Among smaller states: Goa stood first for the fourth time in a row.  It was followed by Manipur and Sikkim.  Last year, these three states were in the same position. Among Union territories: Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, and Chandigarh secured first, second, and third ranks.  This is the third time, Jammu and Kashmir have secured first position.  Last year too, the three UTs had secured the same positions. Note In 2021-22, Tamil Nadu was in the top position among 20 larger states, followed by Gujarat and Maharashtra.  In 2020-21, Gujarat was in top position, followed by Kerala and then Tamil Nadu in the third position. The Index started in 2018-19. Objective - To create a competitive and positive change in the food safety ecosystem in the country. FSSAI is a statutory body established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006  in ensuring healthy and nutritious food to the people.