The National Food Security Bill, 2013 received the assent of the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on 10 September 2013. With this assent, the National Food Security Bill 2013 became the Act.
It is important to note that the Union Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, on 19 March 2013 approved the National Food Security Bill. Lok Sabha on 26 August 2013 passed the National Food Security Bill 2013. The Upper House of the Parliament, Rajya Sabha on 2 September 2013 passed this Bill.
The primary objective of the National Food Security Bill 2013 is to provide for food and nutritional security in human life cycle approach. This will be done by ensuring access to adequate quantify of quality food at affordable prices to people so that they can live a life with dignity and matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
The legislative proposals are brought before either the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha in the form of a bill. The bill is actually a draft of the legislative proposal. After being passed by both the Houses of the Parliament, the Bill is sent to the President of India for assent. After receiving the assent from the President of India, a bill becomes an Act of the Parliament.