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President signs food security ordinance

July 5, 2013

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday signed the ordinance on food security, which seeks to give legal rights to 67 per cent of the population over subsidised grains every month. Following the presidential consent, the bill would be now presented before the Parliament when it convenes for the Monsoon Session for approval. Brushing aside political opposition, Government had issued the ordinance to give nation's two-third population the right to get 5 kgs of foodgrains every month at highly subsidised rates of Rs 1-3 per kg.