National Food Security Bill (NFSB) was introduced by the Minister of 'Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution' in parliament in December 2011.The Bill was sent to the Standing Committee on 'Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution' having Chairman, 'Vilas Baburao Muttemwar' in January 2012.In January 2013, Standing Committee submitted it's report, and the bill was introduced in Lok Sabha on August 7th, 2013. The Bill was passed in Lok Sabha on 25th August 2013.The Bill proposes food grain entitlements for up to 75 % of the rural and up to 50 % of the urban population, i.e. 67% of the overall population.This Bill proposes to give 5kg of grains per month per person at subsidized prices, i.e.3 rs per kg for rice, 2 rs per kg for wheat and 1 rs per kg for coarse grains.The poorest households would continue to receive 35 kilograms of grains per month under the “Antyodaya Anna Yojana” at subsidized prices.Every pregnant and lactating mother shall be entitled to get free meal during pregnancy and 6 months after child birth. And they will also get maternity benefit of not less than Rs.6000/-. It'll cost 1.24 lakh crore to implement this.If Central Govt. failed to provide food grains, it will give food security allowance to the entitled persons.States will identify the Beneficiaries.This bill also introduces reforms to TPDS (Targeted Public Distribution System) such as cash transfer, Food Coupons etc. to ensure transparency.The eldest woman will be the head of the household. Thus it also helps to empower women.Children aged from 6 months to 6 years will get free meal from local anganwadi. Every state govt shall take steps for grievance handling through call centers, help lines etc.