Food Security Bill 2013

Meaning of Food Security Bill

Large number of Indian population lives below the poverty line where getting meal a day is a challenge. The national food security bill aims to provide food for human life.

By certifying access to quantity of quality food at reasonable price to people to live a life itself.

Information about Food Security Bill 2013

The national food security Bill 2013 was passed by the Union Cabinet. The bill goal to provide subsidized wheat and rice to 70% of India's population. The bill visualize ensuring food security to 67% of the Indian population, excluding 50% in urban area and 25% in rural areas.

Grains amount to 5 Kg/per person/per month has to be allotted.

Advantages of Food Security Bill 2013

  • For children in the age 6 months to 6 years, the Bill is valid an age related meal, free of charge, through the local “Anganwani”
  • For children aged 6 − 14 years, one free mid-day meal shall be provided every day except on school holidays in all schools run by local bodies, government and government aided schools, up to Class 8th standard.
  • Special for children under different age groups like free meals etc.

Disadvantage of Food Security Bill 2013

  • Cost of this bill as projected by Govt (UPA) 1.25 lakh crores which will greatly impact current monetary shortage.
  • Effect on farmers and producers because low prices of the subsidized food will distort the farmers who cannot tell government because prices will be forced down. So the person who are not poor at present but will become poor in days to come.