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Food security bill (1)

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  • 1. FOOD SECURITY BILL
  • 2. Defination A bill to provide food & nutritional security in human life cycle approach, by ensuring access to adequate quantity of quality food at affordable prices to people to live a life with dignity1.  This act is called as NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY BILL, 2013.  Supply of cheaper grains to poor & needy people. 
  • 3. Features of food security bill The bill aims to provide subsidized food grain to around 67 percent of India's 1.2 billion people.  Beneficiaries would get rice at 3/kg, wheat at 2/kg, and coarse grains at1/kg. These rates would be valid for three years.  75% of rural population & 50% of urban population. 
  • 4.       Every pregnant woman and lactating mother would get free meal during pregnancy till six months after child birth. They will also get a maternity benefit of 6,000 Rs in installments. Children up to 14 years would get free meals. In case of non-supply of food grains, states will have to pay food security allowance to beneficiaries. The Bill was passed with rejecting more than 300 amendments in Lok Sabha on 26 August 2013. The Food Security Bill guarantees 5 kg of rice, wheat and coarse cereals per month for individual. Public distribution system (PDS) to be
  • 5. Problems of food security bill Storage problem.  Proper distribution of food grains.  Leakages problem.  Grain shortage.  Affect the GDP.  Food inflation.  More tax. 
  • 6. Prospects of food security bill Malnutrition.  Employment.  Legal rights to the poor.  Solve hunger.  Anganwadi facilities.  Ration cards. 
  • 7. Questions arising after this bill Will the food bill sink the economy ?  Will this help the farmers ?  Will the delivery of food grain be on time ?  Will this increase or decrease corruption ?  Will there be proper PDS of grains ?  Will imported food products will be of adequate quality ? 
  • 8. Conclusion Although the intention behind the policy is good, it has to be implemented properly and effectively taking into consideration all the above mentioned factors. Moreover government should not use the bill just to gain popularity and votes. Government main concern on 2014 election.
  • 9. Bibliography        www.en.wikipedia.org www.wiki.answers.com CNB,IBN news channel www.deccanherald.com www.thehindu.com www.ndtv.com www.livemint.com
  • 10. Thanking you Harpreet singh kanuja  Amol  Urmila golum  Ashima  Nidhi Acharya  Ankit sharma  Sagar  Gaurav kumar 

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