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NAC to hold another round of discussions on food security bill

New Delhi, Sep 24 (Calcutta Tube) A meeting of the National Advisory Council (NAC), chaired by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Friday decided to hold further consultation on the crucial food security bill, before finalising it.

The next meeting will be held Oct 23, said a statement issued by NAC after the meeting.

A presentation was made by Harsh Mander, convenor of the Working Group on the framework of the proposed Right to Food Security Bill detailing the Working Group’s proposals.

‘Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Secretary (Food & Public Distribution), Alka Sirohi, Secretary (Women & Child Development), Dr D.K. Sikri and Secretary (Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation), Kiran Dhingra made presentations, placing the viewpoint of the planning commission and respective ministries/departments,’ the statement said.

‘The working group took note of the issues which emerged from the discussion. A further round of discussions is to take place before the proposal of the working group could be finalised,’ it added.

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