Bihar to launch Food Security Act from Feb

‘The Food Security Act will be launched in Bihar from February 1, 2014,’ Kumar said while releasing report card 2013 of his government at a function.

The scheme is tipped to cover 75 per cent of the rural population and 50 percent of urban dwellers in the state.

The Bihar CM, however, blamed the Centre for delay in launch of the scheme in the state. The scheme has been rolled out in three Congress-ruled states of Delhi, Haryana and Uttarakhand so far.

Nitish demanded that due to non payment to officials engaged in counting beneficiaries on the basis of socio-economic and caste census survey, the process got delayed in Bihar.

When the survey work was threatened by non payment of these officials, the state government offered to make payment to them from its fund so that the work is expedited, he said expressing commitment to implement the legislation.
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