Print edition : July 12, 2013

A family of labourers outside a construction site in Hyderabad. The Bill runs contrary to a Supreme Court ruling that below poverty line households should not be given less than 35 kg of foodgrain a month. Photo: P.V. SIVAKUMAR

At a food storage godown in Fatehgarh Saheb district of Punjab. Photo: AKHILESH KUMAR

CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat addressing a rally to demand food security for all in New Delhi on February 26. Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh. He demanded that the exclusion criteria be fixed keeping in mind the socio-economic conditions of the State. Photo: Sandeep Saxena

Attempts by the Congress-led UPA government to adopt the ordinance route to pass the Food Security Bill fail as the opposition parties are more or less united in seeking a Bill that provides universal PDS coverage.
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