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Food Security Bill crosses major hurdle, Parliamentary Standing Committee clears draft

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Jan 11, 2013 at 09:28pm IST

New Delhi: The draft Food Security Bill was cleared by the Standing Committee of Parliament on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution on Friday. The draft was passed despite members of the Opposition raising objections over coverage for the poor and quantity of grains supplied.

Some committee members also demanded that entitlement over subsidised grains should be on the basis of families instead of individuals.

The committee's final report suggests that state governments will take the final call in deciding the beneficiaries of the scheme.

Standing committee clears Food Security Bill draft

The draft was passed despite members of the Opposition raising objections over coverage for the poor and quantity of grains supplied.

The draft bill will now be taken up in Parliament.

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