The approval was given at a special meeting of state cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
     
Food Security Law, a flagship scheme of the Central government, will be launched in Bihar on Saturday.
     
There would be vigilance committee at state level, district, block, ward in urban areas and panchayat in rural areas to ensure transparency in public distribution system as part of implementation of the food security law.
     
The legislation would make available subsidized foodgrains, including rice and wheat, to 75 percent rural population and 50 percent in urban areas of Bihar.
     
The committees would also keep a watch over activities of personnel involved in the scheme.
      
The Bihar Cabinet also gave its nod to setting up of a directorate for inquiry of certificates issued to Extremely Backward castes, Backward Castes and Other Backward castes.

(Agencies)

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