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Food Bill in parliament's winter session: Thomas

The draft National Food Security Bill will be brought to the cabinet by Nov 20 and introduced in the winter session of parliament, food minister KV Thomas said today.

business Updated: Oct 31, 2011 18:32 IST
National Food Security Bill

The draft National Food Security Bill will be brought to the cabinet by Nov 20 and introduced in the winter session of parliament, food minister KV Thomas said on Monday.

He said that his ministry has received inputs from states on the proposed right to food law.

"We have set a target to prepare the draft bill by Nov 20 and present it before the cabinet," Thomas said. "We want to present the bill in the winter session."

The proposed Food Security Bill proposes to cover around 75% of the population and will provide rice, wheat and coarse grains at Rs 3, Rs 2 and Re 1 per kg, respectively, to the poor.

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