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Toxics Link Presents \"Food Security Bill - Issues & Concerns\" Discussion At IIC


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Toxics Link and India International Centre cordially invite you to a discussion on “Food Security Bill - Issues & Concerns” As part of Environment and Health Public Lecture Series.

The National Food Security Bill draft has been finalised. The bill would entitle every below poverty line family access to food grain at subsidised rates. It would be tabled in parliament's monsoon session beginning August 1, 2011. The legislation will also be used to bring about broader systemic reforms in the public distribution system of food.

It covers all India, except Jammu and Kashmir. The priority households, the main beneficiaries of this bill, will be selected from the poorest 46% in rural areas and 26% in urban areas. Another 29% and 22% of the population from rural and urban areas, respectively will be treated as general category. The bill also guarantees 7 kgs of grain to every person belonging to priority households and 3 kgs to individuals from general households every month at subsidised prices.

Eminent Speakers Are:
* Dr. Biraj Patnaik (Principal Adviser to the Commissioners of the Supreme Court).
* Ms. Dipa Sinha (Right to Food Campaign).
* Mr. Nitin Sethi (Assistant Editor, The Times of India).

The session will be moderated by Ravi Agarwal, Director, Toxics Link.

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