This historical National Food Security Bill, 2013 was passed in the Lok Sabha on 25 August 2013. It promises to give right to the country's 80 crore people to get 5 kg of foodgrains every month at Rs 1-3 per kg.

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This publication provides an overview on the main issues debated during the development and passage of the India’s National Food Security Act (2013), which legally binds national and state governments to extend far-reaching social protection to the country’s population.

With the State Food and Civil Supplies Department claiming that it was prepared to implement the National Food Security Scheme (NFSS) in Meghalaya the onus of implementing the ambitious scheme now

The food ministry’s opposition to the Shanta Kumar committee’s suggestion of diluting coverage of the Food Security Act is likely to rekindle the debate over subsidy burden.

According to the National Food Survey 2007, there was a decrease in the number of children with malnutrition in India by one per cent compared to the previous survey.

New Delhi : The food ministry is finalising a proposal to rechristen the targeted public distribution system (TPDS) as Indiramma Anna Yojana after the former prime minister and Congress leader.

Even before it is put into execution, UPA-II’s big-ticket scheme, the Food Security Bill, seems to be facing hurdles from within.

The Congress-led government in Maharashtra has told the Centre that it is already facing a severe financial crunch and is capable of footing only 10% of the Rs-600 crore annual cost that is needed for transportation, storage and distribution of grains to implement the food security programme in the state.

The S R Hashim Committee report on urban poor has been put into cold storage by the UPA government.

Will the Food Security Bill make our economy even more fragile?

Adoption of the Food Security Bill would be meaningful only if one can stop the leakages in the PDS and tame food inflation, cautions Ashok Gulati.

‘The best way to feed the poor is to create more jobs’

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