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Raman, Nitish wrote to PM on food bill

Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh on Wednesday urged PM Manmohan Singh to consider raising the entitlement of food grains under the proposed national food security bill.

india Updated: Feb 14, 2013 00:18 IST
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Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh on Wednesday urged PM Manmohan Singh to consider raising the entitlement of food grains under the proposed national food security bill.

In a letter to the PM, Singh said the entitlement should be 35 kg per household each month instead of the recommended 5 kg per capita (per person) per month.

He said the per capita yardstick would hurt small-sized poor families less than five members and fail to ensure food security in a meaningful way.

Chhattisgarh is the first state in the country to legislate a food security law - Chhattisgarh Food Security Act, 2012.