The bill, which seeks to provide cheap foodgrains to 82 crore people in the country, was passed by the Lower House on Monday.

Passage of the bill in Parliament will pave the way to give the nation's two-third population the right to 5 kg of foodgrain every month at highly subsidized rates of Rs 1-3 a kg.

On Thursday, the Lok Sabha will take up the Land Acquisition Bill for consideration. Both the bills are being seen as game changers by the Congress ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

(Agencies)

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