New Delhi The Cabinet will discuss the National Food Security Bill, 2011, on Monday, in a bid to introduce the proposed legislation in the current session of Parliament.

Food minister K V Thomas on Friday said discussions on the food Bill in the Cabinet which was deferred earlier this week would continue on Monday. “Discussions will continue when the Cabinet meets on Monday,” he told reporters.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s move to stall decision on the National Food Security Bill by writing a letter to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh just on the eve of the Cabinet meeting appears to have been more for political reasons than any serious objections.

Sources in the food ministry said that the Cabinet note on the Food Bill had included four key demands of the West Bengal government, which were already agreed upon by the Centre.

New Delhi The Cabinet is likely to consider the National Food Security Bill which envisages subsidised foodgrain as legal entitlement for two third of the country's population on Tuesday.

New Delhi Just two days ahead of a crucial cabinet meeting to clear the UPA-II government’s National Food Security Bill (NFSB), food minister KV Thomas on Sunday said the country’s food subsidy wou

Cutting across party lines, several members of Parliament backed a universal public distribution system to ensure food security for all citizens “as a right” on Tuesday and vowed to oppose the ‘tar

The Delhi government has opposed certain provisions of the National Food Security Bill draft saying the proposed universalisation of foodgrain entitlements to majority of the population would be ve

The Bill interprets food security only as distribution of cereals and cooked meals and is completely silent on other important components of food security. There is no commitment towards nutritional security which also requires assurance of other components of nutrition such as pulses and oil.

The Punjab Government has urged the Centre to provide financial and technical support to the state for scientific storage of foodgrain to be distributed under the proposed Food Security Act.

The draft of National Food Security Bill 2011, the brainchild of Congress president Sonia Gandhi has hit a road block.

Social activists up in arms against proposed reforms; impact on procurement feared