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Union cabinet clears National Food Security Bill

posted Dec 18, 2011, 1:17 PM by Puneet Goyal
18 DEC, 2011, 09.01PM IST, IANS
NEW DELHI: The union cabinet Sunday approved the contentious National Food Security Bill that seeks to cover over half of India's 1.2 billion population, sources said.

The bill promises 75 percent of rural population and 50 percent of urban households the right to 7 kg of foodgrain per person, at Rs.3 per kg for rice, Rs.2 per kg for wheat and Rs.1 per kg for coarse grains.