Highlights of bills (With Against 68 listed, parliament passed 11 bills in first half of budget session

* Eleven bills passed, including nine appropriation bills related to the railways, the general budget and the Jharkhand budget and two against gender crimes. The government had listed 68 bills.

* Government introduced only two bills – the Agricultural Biosecurity (Amendment) Bill, 2013 and The National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2013.
* The bills to curb crimes against women are the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill, 2012 and the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013.
* Three major bills on priority list for the second half of the budget session are the national food security bill, the land acquisition and rehabilitation bill and the Lokpal bill.