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#India – Madhya Pradesh: ‘Malnutrition ka dil dekho’ #healthcare

Neha Dixit, January 8, 2014 As the Madhya Pradesh government sanctions a Rs. 150 crore budget for the state tribal museum, the tribals in the state suffer malnutrition and are forced to migrate. As Raghubir Yadav, the actor cum singer,… Continue Reading →

#India – Survival of small farms crucial for food security

   November 28, 2013  M. J. Prabu, The Hindu   The Hindu There are more than 300 million small and marginal farmers in India. Photo: Rohit Jain Paras For the last 25 years, Deccan Developmental Society (DDS) in Medak District, Andhra… Continue Reading →

#India – What we got from the Food Security Law #mustread

what we got and what we need to struggle for on the food security Bill. What we got · 1. Acknowledgement of hunger and malnutrition and the question of food becomes a legal entitlement · 2. Doubling of the coverage,… Continue Reading →

#India – The dishonesty in counting the poor

July 30, 2013   Utsa Patnaik, The Hindu The Planning Commission’s spurious method shows a decline in poverty because it has continuously lowered the measuring standard The Planning Commission has once again embarrassed us with its claims of decline in… Continue Reading →

#India- The right to ration cards

 BS, Sreelatha Menon The food security ordinance would empower poor urban migrants to challenge denial of ration cards Sreelatha Menon The new Food Security Ordinance provides virtually nothing and yet quite a lot. What it provides is food as a… Continue Reading →

In India, to do well, don’t talk about the poor

By Ullekh NP, ET Bureau |   Jean Dreze, Economist & former NAC member ET SPECIAL: Checkout Luxury Home Trends Jean Dreze, until recently the intellectual driving force behind the National Advisory Council, is measured but unmistakable in his disenchantment with many… Continue Reading →

#India – Cash transfers are bad for food security

MADHAVI CHERIAN, The Hindu    SILO TO BAG: The government’s decision to promote cash transfers in the National Food Security Bill ignores crucial lessons from India’s past at a time when it needs to intervene on both the demand and… Continue Reading →

#India – Food Security Bill is affordable

REETIKA KHERA, The Hindu The subsidies meant for the poor are always under attack, while the rest are able to retain their privileges. The additional allocation in grain and money terms will neither distort the grain market nor place a… Continue Reading →

#India – summary of the National Food Security Bill, 2013

March 24, 2013  Jean Dreze 1. Preliminaries The Bill seeks “to provide for food and nutritional security in human life cycle approach, by ensuring access to adequate quantity of quality food at affordable prices to people to live a life… Continue Reading →

PRESS RELEASE- Urgent actions regarding Health services and Food security in Maharashtra

Anna Adhikar Abhiyan (AAA) is a network of about 100 organizations across Maharashtra, campaigning on the right to food security and sovereignty while Jan Arogya Abhiyan(JAA) is the state level campaign platform working for Health rights of people in Maharashtra since over… Continue Reading →

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