Proper selection of beneficiaries by the states and a reformed mechanism of public distribution needs to be put in place if the ambitious food security bill has to achieve its target of mitigating hunger from the country, experts said.
Food security is necessary but not sufficient for reducing hunger, National Advisory Council (NAC) member NC Saxena says, cautioning disenchantment and anger once distribution of food grain begins.
Sonia Gandhi-led NAC has defended the petrol price hike by saying it will not have any major impact on inflation.
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