Article Source : SC Judgments.com
Describing the distribution of food grains to the poor as a matter of ‘grave importance’, the Supreme Court asked the Centre if godowns of Food Corporation of India or the government cannot preserve them, why should these not be allocated in BPL categories, particularly in 154 poorest districts of the country.
A bench comprising Justices Dalveer Bhandari and Deepak Verma adjourning the hearing of People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL)’s petition till November 11, asked the government to inform the court about the mechanism through which over seven crores BPL families can also be covered under the Public Distribution System to ensure food security for all the BPL families.
The apex court also asked why the BPL families are being identified on the basis of 1991 census, while the population has gone up to over 117.61 crore.
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