Modifications to the National Food Security Act, 2013
(i) In section 4 in clause (a),—
(a) the word “ meal ” shall be replaced by “ Hot cooked meal, including, eggs ” ;
(b) the word “ and ” appearing at the end of clause (a) shall be deleted.
(c) the following proviso shall be added :
“ Provided that the State Government shall make adequate financial provisions to meet the additional expenditure to be incurred in Scheduled Areas while providing hot cooked meal to lactating and pregnant women; and ” ;
(ii) In section 5 , in sub-section (1), after, the proviso, the following Provisos shall be added :
“Provided further that in addition to the provisions of clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 5, eggs shall be provided to children aged above 7 months and up to 6 yea
Provided also that, children in Scheduled Areas who may not prefer eggs shall be provided suitable alternatives at least 4 times a week in lieu of eggs :
Provided also that, the State Government shall make adequate financial provisions to meet the additional expenditure to be incurred in Scheduled Areas while providing eggs to children.” ;
(iii) In Schedule II to the Act, in entry at serial number 6, in column (3) the words “ Take Home Ration ” shall be replaced by the words “ Hot Cooked Meal ”.
CH. VIDYASAGAR RAO,
Governor of Maharashtra.