The National Advisory Council, headed by Sonia Gandhi, has worked out a compromise formula for the food security act on Saturday. Keeping in mind the budgetary and the foodgrain constraints of the government the council has proposed “near universal with differential entitlements” food security programme. Under the compromised formula, 90% of the rural households and 50% of the urban households will be covered.
The NAC finalises its draft of the Food Security Bill. Also see this report on the likely village-level impact of the bill.