Draft National Food Security Bill, 2010

Draft National Food Security Bill, 2010 The draft Food Security Bill that seeks to give legal right to every Below Poverty Line family in India to get 25 kgs of wheat or rice per month at the rate of Rs 3 per kg. The central government shall allocate required quantity of wheat and/or rice from the central pool to state governments under Targeted PDS for distribution to identified BPL families through the Fair Price Shops.
Whereas the Government has several schemes for augmenting agricultural production and ensuring adequate availability of food for different segments, a Bill to provide a statutory framework to entitle families living below the poverty line to certain minimum quantities of foodgrains per month through targeted public distribution system. This Act may be called the National Food Security Act, 2010.

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