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NAC to hold further consultations on Food Security Bill

By Nairita Das

New Delhi, Aug. 30 (ANI): The National Advisory Council on Monday decided to hold further consultations on the Food Security Bill.

During today's meeting presided over by Sonia Gandhi in the national capital, a presentation highlighting the components of the proposed Bill was made by the Convenor of the Working Group, Harsh Mander.

These included proposals to reform the Public Distribution System, further strengthening it and making it more inclusive.

The NAC also discussed special programmes for destitutes and vulnerable groups and improving Child and Maternal Nutrition, which were presented to it as part of the proposals.

The Convenor of the Working Group on Communal Violence Bill, Farah Naqvi, meanwhile, apprised the members of the NAC on the status of the re-drafting of the Bill.

Set up as an interface with Civil Society, the National Advisory Council (NAC) is meant to provide policy and legislative inputs to Government with special focus on social policy and the rights of the disadvantaged groups.

The NAC comprises distinguished professionals drawn from diverse fields of development activity who serve in their individual capacities.

Through the NAC, the Government has access not only to their expertise and experience but also to a larger network of Research Organizations, NGOs and Social Action and Advocacy Groups. (ANI)

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