National food security bill: major problems
The Bill interprets food security only as distribution of cereals and cooked meals and is completely silent on other important components of food security. There is no commitment towards nutritional security which also requires assurance of other components of nutrition such as pulses and oil. Strong provisions to address child malnutrition are missing. Production, procurement (including local procurement), storage and distribution are not seen as an integrated process in order to address issues of food and nutritional security.