Govt pushes food security bill in Lok Sabha for consideration

New Delhi, May 6: Amid uproar the government on Monday  introduced in the Lok Sabha by taking up the ambitious National Food Security Bill for consideration.

A brief debate was held amid an unprecedented din with members from members of Left and Right.

The amendments have ensured special provision to provide food and nutritional security to all with emphasis on women and children.

For the first time , the government has shifted from a welfare to a rights based approach as far as the issue of providing food to the teeming millions.

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has backed the Food Security Bill in its present form.

Sen, an eminent economist, said it would lead to a substantial enhancement of entitlements of the poor through the Public Distribution System.

The House also adopted motion to extend the tenure of JPC on 2G till the end of the monsoon session.

Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj appeared to have been caught off guard as Girija Vyas, who was in the Chair, took up the bill for consideration after the House approved the extension of the JPC on 2G scam till the Monsoon session.

The lower house adopted the motion in this regard.

Lok Sabha adjourned till 3 pm and the Rajya Sabha for the day as opposition disrupted proceedings on various issues.

Earlier, both Houses of the Parliament were adjourned till 2 PM as opposition members created uproarious scenes, demanding resignation of Railway Minister P K Bansal in the bribery case involving his nephew.

As soon as the Lok Sabha reassembled after the first adjournment at noon, members belonging to the BJP and CPI-M rushed into the well of the House.

Samajwadi Party members also rushed to the well demanding the implementation of Sachar Committee report on minorities.

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