Parliamentarians object to provisions in proposed legislation
|The Bill will ensure food and nutritional security of the people of India. It serves its purpose|
|Murali Manohar Joshi
Senior BJP leader
|The Bill doesn't ensure “protein” security to the poor and children. It encourages fortified food which would be directly sourced from market. The Bill is serving corporates instead of poor. The model of food security of Chhattisgarh government should be replicated; the state covers 90 per cent of its population under the scheme|
JD (U) president
|There is scarcity of godowns for foodgrain storage in almost all north-Indian states. A poor state like Bihar needs Rs 1,500 crore on the very first day to develop infrastructure to implement the programme. The Bill is not going to live up to its expectations if the issue of states and farmers is not dealt with|
|Mulayam Singh Yadav
Samajwadi Party chief
|The government is imposing this Bill on states without consulting them. The government should call meeting of all chief ministers of states to discuss the Bill. The bill doesn't deal with the problems of farmers who are main producers|
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