Food Security Bill in for a radical rewrite?

THE National Advisory Council (NAC), it appears, is set to radically rewrite the the Food Security Bill. The meeting of the NAC, which discussed the draft bill prepared by the government, was of the view that the Centre should move beyond the traditional APL-BPL faultline and aim for an inclusive Bill… The members also agreed the bill had to go beyond offering subsidised grains and offer nutritional security. In other words, it might offer varieties like jowar, bajra, ragi, etc, which would make the bill more nutritionally advantageous while also making it selfselecting — the Indian affluent stopped eating coarse cereals a while ago. Further, more affluent parts of the society, like government employees and others, could be excluded from the purview of the bill.

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