New Delhi: As the FDI gridlock squanders precious time of the Parliament, the Union Ministry of Food and Supplies is facing crises to table the much awaited Food Security Bill. It has not yet received opinion from several other ministries which have compounded troubles for the Ministry in introducing the bill.

In a haste to table the Food Security Bill in the stormy winter session of the Parliament, the Union Food Minister KV Thomas has shot off letters ministries to seek their advices regarding it.

According to the sources, the Union Ministry of Law and Justice has also posed problem for Thomas by suggesting amendments in certain provisions of the draft bill. The Cabinet Secretariat is in full swing to take a serious note of the changes to be made in the Food Security Bill.

Surprisingly, many states government has raised objection on several provisions of the bill and opposed the criteria of demarcating Below Poverty Line (BPL). Meanwhile, the Congress-ruled states have also not given satisfactory remarks on the draft Food Security Bill.

JPN/Bureau