NAC to discuss Food Security Bill today

Last Updated: Friday, September 24, 2010 - 11:58

New Delhi: The National Advisory Council (NAC) headed by Congress President Sonia Gandhi will meet here Friday to discuss the framework of the draft Food Security Bill.

According to sources, the NAC would also discuss various components of the bill, including inclusive and enhanced public distribution system, child and maternal nutrition, special programmes for destitute and vulnerable groups, PDS reforms and enabling provisions.

The previous meeting held on August 30 could not finalise the draft bill, which would then be sent for the government`s consideration.

On July 14, the NAC had recommended distribution of subsidised food grains to everyone in at least 200 most disadvantaged districts across the country by April next year.

Earlier, Sonia Gandhi had sought improvements in the draft bill cleared by an Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM).

The Bill seeks to provide legal right to the poor to get rice or wheat at Rs. three per kilogram.

The 14-member NAC was re-constituted on June 1 and is expected to advise the Government on various programmes. (ANI)



First Published: Friday, September 24, 2010 - 11:58

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