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  • NAC may finalise suggestions on food security bill today

    Published on July 15, 2010

    NAC may finalise suggestions on food security bill todayAmid divergent views on the key measure, the National Advisory Council (NAC) headed by Sonia Gandhi is expected to finalise its recommendations on food security bill at its meeting on Wednesday.    The meeting is also likely to take up the issue of the much-delayed communal violence bill.   The issue of universal entitlement of foodgrains under the ambitious Food Security Bill has remained a bone of contention in the NAC so far.   The issue was intensely debated at the meeting of the NAC on 1st July  with prominent agriculture scientist M S Swaminathan making a strong pitch for extending food subsidy to all citizens while some others maintaining that such a move would be difficult to imple