Govt of India introduced National food security Act, 2013 (NFSB) to address the severe malnutrition and food crisis. The State Govt /UT are responsible for implementation to the targeted beneficiaries. The Govt of Andhra Pradesh launched ‘Amma Hastham’ scheme all over the State for supplying specified quantities of nine essential commodities in a packet just for Rs.185 to white card households. The study was taken up with an aim to see whether there is any variations in cooking quality and organoleptic attributes after cooking and over all acceptance of the essential commodities supplied by six districts of A.P under Amma hastham scheme.
There was no significant difference in flavour, taste, and overall acceptability in the quality of products prepared with wheat flour, oil, sugar, turmeric, chillipowder, iodised salt between the districts. The products prepared with whole wheat grain wheat flour showed significant difference in texture (p<0.01). Recipes prepared with redgram showed significant difference (p<0.05) in texture between the districts. Maximum were in acceptance without significant variation between the districts. Thus the study helps in change of general perception of the public and develops confidence towards food security schemes