Mumbai: Asserting that the Food Security Bill alone would not help, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Tuesday sought a complete revamp of the public distribution system in the country.
"Bringing the (Food Security) Bill alone won't help. The entire system in the country needs to be revamped," he told reporters at the Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini near here.
"Government should have enough stock of wheat, rice and maize that would suffice for a year," he said.
The chief minister also said that godowns should be raised at Central, regional, district and panchayat levels to facilitate the storage of food grain.
As part of the food security initiative, Chhattisgarh government provides 35 kg of rice per family per month to 32.76 lakh BPL (below poverty line) families, he said.
The government has raised the number of fair price shops to 10,465, out of which, 4,058 are governed by the cooperative sector, 4,043 by gram panchayats and 2,278 outlets by women self help groups (SHGs).


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