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Will pass food bill in budget session, says Thomas

The government will enact the proposed right to food bill, covering 67 per cent of the population, in the second half of the budget session 22 April-10 May, Food Minister K.V. Thomas said here on Wednesday.

‘We will pass the bill in the second half of the budget session,’ Thomas told a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) meet on ‘India’s food security and the second green revolution’.

‘The National Food Security Bill will focus on nutritional needs of children, pregnant and lactating women, and will revolutionise the distribution system,’ he said. ‘It will lead to massive PDS reforms, including doorstep delivery of food grain, end-to-end computerisation, leveraging unique identity Aadhaar numbers,’ said Thomas.
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