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Did Aadhaar Glitches Cause Half Of 14 Recent Jharkhand Starvation Deaths? -Devanik Saha

e measures that could have saved his life: A pension and a ration card. Like him, 13 others died of starvation in Jharkhand over the last 10 months, according to the latest available data from the Right to Food (RTF) campaign, an advocacy group. They should have all benefited from Antodyay Anna Yojana (AAY), the food ration scheme meant for the poorest of poor in India. Please click here to read more.

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People's demand forces the Jharkhand Govt. to discontinue the "cash transfer for food" pilot scheme in Nagri

The Right to Food Campaign Jharkhand welcomes the Jharkhand Government’s decision to discontinue the “DBT for food subsidy” experiment in Nagri. It is unfortunate, however, that it took almost a year of popular protests for the government to arrive at this decision. The DBT pilot caused enormous hardship to the people of Nagri, especially vulnerable groups such as single women and the elderly. Protests began within days of the e

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Blame on apathy for hunger deaths -Pheroze L Vincent

national capital last month, a fact-finding report by a group of six activists has found. The team that included Harsh Mander, a former bureaucrat and special commissioner to the Supreme Court for Right to Food cases, found that the girls' family - like most families in the neighbourhood - did not have ration cards and that the absence of safeguards such as social audits and a State Food Commission had led to non-functional anganwadis. The three

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Fact finding report observes serious loopholes in the implementation of NFSA that caused recent hunger deaths of Delhi kids

-Delhi Rozi Roti Adhikar Abhiyan and Right to Food Campaign, dated 1st August, 2018 Three minor girls Mansi (8), Shikha (4) and Parul (2) died on July 24, 2018 in Mandawali, East Delhi and the post mortem reports listed starvation as the cause of the deaths. Members of the Delhi Rozi Roti Adhikar Abhiyan (DRRAA)- Anjali Bhardwaj and Amrita Johri along with Harsh Mander (former special commissioner to the Supreme Court in the More »

Civil society groups ask for proper implementation of NFSA in Delhi to end starvation deaths in the future

elhi government had made Aadhaar based authentication through Point of Sale devices mandatory for all ration shops. This had led to large exclusion of the poorest and marginalised families from their Right to Food. Government figures showed that nearly 4 lakh cardholders were unable to access their rations. 8. Aadhaar or Aadhaar enabled biometric authentication must not be made mandatory for any food security or social welfare programme. The mandat

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Political slugfest over Delhi starvation deaths; spotlight on Right to Food

-PTI NEW DELHI: A political slugfest broke out today over the starvation deaths of three minors including a toddler in the national capital, with the BJP-led central government attacking the Kejriwal dispensation for the incident, which has yet again put the spotlight on lack of basic needs for a large section of the society. The horrific deaths taking place in Delhi came as a big shock with the state's per capita income of Rs 3.29 lakh being the second highest in the country and nearly

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Nation-wide Protests Against Secrecy Around the RTI Act Amendment

tion commissioners are pegged at the level of the Chief Secretary of the state.” NCPRI, along with the National Alliance of Peoples Movements (NAPM), Anti-Corruption Team (ACT), the National Right to Food Campaign, the National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW) and state level RTI campaigns will hold protests across the country. The Press Release states the plan of action of the protests as follows: “On the 18th of July 2018, a rally

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Cloak on RTI bill -Anita Joshua

ampaign for Peoples' Right to Information has decided to mobilise opinion against the bill in collaboration with groups like the National Alliance of Peoples Movements, Anti-Corruption Team, National Right to Food Campaign, the National Federation of Indian Women and state-level RTI campaigns. All parties and the Union minister of state for personnel, public grievances and pensions have been invited to a Jan Manch in the capital on Wednesday -- the

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Beating back the food police -Swati Narayan

rs. Berkeley researchers have also validated that healthy school meals even improve test scores. Yet, 14 of 19 BJP-majority states, deny eggs to children in schools and anganwadis. The fundamental Right to Food comprises the Right to Food choice. Last year, in the case of Saeed Ahmed v State of U.P. (6871 of 2017), on the closure of illegal slaughter houses, the Allahabad High Court had reiterated that e

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Civil society activists oppose amendments in the land acquisition legislation to acquire tribal and forest lands in Jharkhand

-Press statement by Right to Food Campaign dated 2nd July, 2018 Since 2014, people of Jharkhand have faced severe attacks on their mere right to life by the Raghuvar Das led BJP government. The government has been trying to acquire land of Adivasis and Moolvasis against their wishes that will directly affect their livelihoods. On the other hand, there is also a direct attack on the people’s freedom to religion leading to killing of Muslims

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