Parliament likely to discuss ordinance on Food Security Bill today

New Delhi, Aug 7 (ANI): The ordinance on Food Security is likely to come up for consideration in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

President Pranab Mukherjee signed the ordinance on the Food Security Bill on July 5, with the aim of providing foodgrains every month to two-thirds of the nation's population at highly subsidized rates.

The Rajya Sabha will also consider Company Bill for passing.

The bill aims to provide five kg of foodgrains per person per month at a subsidized rate through the State Governments under the targeted public distribution system. It is set to be the largest food welfare scheme in the world. (ANI)