Cabinet clears Ordinance on Food Security Bill
Moneylife Digital Team 03 July 2013

The Bill aims to give legal rights to 67% of the population over a uniform quantity of 5 kg food grains at a fixed price of Re1 to Rs3 per kg

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared promulgating an ordinance for Food Security Bill. The Food Security Bill, which is pending in the Parliament, aims to give legal rights to 67% of the population over a uniform quantity of 5 kg food grains at a fixed price of Re1 to Rs3 per kilogram.

 

On 13th June, the Cabinet had deferred the proposal amid differences on the issue.

 

Finance minister P Chidambaram had said that the UPA government was committed to bringing the food law as promised in the Congress manifesto for 2009 General Election.

 

“The Food Bill is a promise made by the UPA and the Congress party. It is one of the promises, we believe, on which the people voted the UPA back to the power. If that is the will of the people that we must have a Food Security Act in place, I think UPA will have an Act, a law in place,” he had said.

 

The Food Security Bill, a pet project of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, was tabled in the Budget Session of Parliament but could not be taken up for discussion due to pandemonium in the Lok Sabha over various scams.

Comments
prashant gupta
9 years ago
this food security bill will make india beggar for from foreign countries...
Nilesh KAMERKAR
9 years ago
67 years of independence & 67% of the population still struggling to feed themselves.

Mukund Rajamannar
9 years ago
Election year gimmicks with no economic sense. When inflation is driving up the cost of everything else and fuel costs are exorbitantly high without any reduction in government cost, cheap (mostly contaminated if you look at the current cheap food schemes in the states) food is supposed to help the UPA win votes?
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