Food Security Bill to Benefit Preganant and Nursing Mother

By First Posted: Dec 19, 2011 Mon 1:04 PM Updated: Dec 19, 2011 Mon 1:20 PM
Food Security Bill to Benefit Preganant and Nursing Mother
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The crucial Food Security Bill which was approved by the government has provision for good benefits for women and children.

If you are a pregnant or a nursing mom, this legislation will give you Rs 1,000 per month for 6 months as maternity benefit in addition to the entitled nutritious meals.

The bill also proposes that the ration card will be issued to the eldest female member of the family now.

Children in the lower and upper primary classes too get the benefit of being entitled to mid-day meals as per the prescribed nutritional norms. In addition to that children between 6 months to 6 years can now take home ration or hot cooked meal.

We at Memsaab believe that although this bill will add to the government deficit, it will feed the hungry ones. There should be enough safe guard so that the food and money reaches the real needy people not fill the treasury of our politicians and beureucrats.

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