"Gujarat government is prepared to implement the Food Security Act. For this, we have already identified the eligible households as per the prescribed criterion. Under the Act, we have to publish a list in all the villages and cities to invite objections from citizens," Gujarat government spokesperson Nitin Patel said.

"Till now, this process has been completed in all the villages. Now, we will start this process in cities and towns. We will also apprise the Supreme Court about these steps in the next hearing on February 17," Patel told media persons here today.

Patel, who is also the Health Minister, said Supreme Court will be informed on the implementation front in the next hearing.

The Apex Court yesterday rapped Gujarat government as well as some other states for not implementing the National Food Security Act.

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