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Deadline for implementation of NFSA extended by 3 months

PTI 28 Jun 2014, 18:21:37 IST
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Kolkata: The deadline for implementation of the National Food Security Act has been extended by three months after Mamata Banerjee wrote a letter to the Centre in this regard, Union Food minister Ram Vilas Paswan said today.  

“The deadline for implementation of the National Food Security Act expires on July 4. Mamata Banerjee has written a letter demanding that it be extended by six months. We have extended it for three months,” Paswan told reporters here.  

“We are ready to give all assistance. But we want that the act is implemented properly throughout the country for the people,” he said.

The Centre on June 26 decided to give an additional three months to state governments to implement the National Food Security Act that gives two-thirds of the country's population the right to subsidised food grains.

The decision was taken at a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.