CHANDIGARH, December 19: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Capt Amarinder Singh today welcomed the cabinet clearance to the National Food Security Bill. He said, the bill is a revolutionary step towards eliminating hunger and poverty from the country.
In a statement issued here today, Capt Amarinder said, the act will benefit about lakhs and lakhs of families in Punjab also. He said, it could not have come at a better time as the country’s poor will now be entitled to highly subsidized food at affordable prices and improve the health of a huge majority.
Moreover there were other important features like providing help and aid to the expectant and lactating mothers as well.
Congratulating the Congress President Ms Sonia Gandhi, as it is her brainchild, for the visionary law that will virtually banish hunger from the country, the PCC President said, she had proved that the Congress was committed for the welfare of the common people, particularly the poor.
Capt Amarinder also hailed the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh for ensuring the clearance of the bill which will go a long way in addressing the problems of poverty and hunger in the country.