Union Cabinet approved the Amendments in Food Security Bill

Oct 31, 2013 10:10 IST

The Union Cabinet on 30 October 2013 approved certain amendments to the Food Security Bill that includes extension of the deadline to implement the law from six months to one year.

The Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh on 28 August 2013 approved about nine amendments to the bill without the final nod of the cabinet. This was done because the Union Food Ministry sought the ex-post facto approval.
In September 2013, the Parliament of India passed the food Security law for 67 percent of the population to have the right to subsidized food grains. As per the law, the eligible people has the right to get 5 kilogram food grain every month at 3 rupees per kilogram of rice, 2 rupees kilogram of wheat and 1 rupee kilogram of coarse cereals as per the law.

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