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Food security bill: Salient features

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 03, 2013, 00:37

The National Food Security Bill, 2013 passed by the parliament on late Monday gives right to subsidised food grain to 67 percent of India`s 1.2 billion people.

Cong asks Naveen to give also subsidised dal & oil to poor

Last Updated: Saturday, January 26, 2013, 20:04

Opposition Congress asked Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to provide dal, edible old and other essential items to poor families at a subsidised price.

Subsidised grains should be only to 'really needy': Pawar

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 21:05

The food subsidy is expected to touch Rs 1,00,000 crore from the current Rs 82,000 crore once the bill is passed.

Govt gives subsidy of over Rs 15 a kg on rice to BPL families

Last Updated: Monday, September 05, 2011, 18:52

The Centre gives a subsidy of Rs 15.04 per kg of rice and Rs 11.66 per kg on wheat for supplying cheaper grains to BPL families through ration shops, Parliament was informed Monday.