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Main Points of Food Security Bill 2013

  1. The food security bill approved is directed towards giving the right to food to around 67 per cent of India's 120-crore population.
  2. 75 percent of rural and 50 percent of the urban population are entitled for three years from enactment to 5 kg food grains per month 
  3. While families in the poorest of the poor will continue to get 35 kg of grains per month.
  4. Rice will be made available at 3 Rs per Kg.
  5. Wheat will cost 2 rupees a kg and cereal will be sold for 1 Rupees per kg.
  6. About 2.43 crore poorest of the poor families covered under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) scheme under PDS (Public Distribution System) would continue to get 35 kg of food grains per family per month but with legal entitlement.
  7. In Union Budget 2013-14, Rs 10,000 crore set aside for incremental cost for National Food Security Bill.
  8. The scheme will be linked to the Aadhar scheme which provides every citizen with a unique identification number that's linked to a database that includes the biometrics of all card-holders.
  9. C Rangarajan is the head of the committee for examination of the Food Security Bill.
  10. Chhattisgarh the first state to pass legislation on food security.

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