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Recent SC Order on Aadhaar is a blow to Welfare: Right to Food Campaign

Supreme Court order on Aadhaar, extending the deadline of Aadhaar linking to bank accounts, phone numbers has been hailed on the social media. But the order has “deeply disappointed” the Right to Food Campaign. “The Right to Food Campaign is deeply disappointed by the 13 March 2018 Supreme Court order which extends the deadline for Aadhaar linking of facilities such as bank accounts an

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Public hearing reveals poor implementation of NFSA and other entitlement-based schemes

d welfare schemes and programmes of the Central government are witnessing difficulties and impediments in accessing the benefits and services. During the public hearing, which was organized by the Right to Food Campaign along with partnering grassroots-level organizations, poor and marginalized citizens from across 14 states gave their testimonies in front of eminent citizens like Members of Parliament (MPs), lawyers, journalists, scholars and soci

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Right to Food Being Violated, Worsened By Aadhaar, Say People At Public Hearing

Families continue being denied ration and social security pension, due to lack of Aadhaar or failure of biometric authentication. People from 14 states testified to the rampant violations of the Right to Food at a national public hearing on 15 March organised by the Right to Food Campaign at the Gandhi Peace Foundation in Delhi. The testimonies spoke of the denials of entitlements — to food, s

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Public hearing reveals poor implementation of NFSA and other entitlement based schemes of the Central govt.

-Press Release by Right to Food Campaign dated 15 March, 2018 Delhi: Today people from 14 states testified about their situation of hunger and unemployment in a national public hearing at the Gandhi Peace Foundation, organised by the Right to Food Campaign. These testimonies were heard by a panel comprising of activists, journalists, lawyers, legislators, scholars and trade union leaders. Denial of

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Dr. Hameed Nuru, World Food Programme Country Director, interviewed by Soma Basu (The Hindu)

ke and bogus ration cards and ensured no eligible woman under the National Food Security Act (2013) gets left out of the TPDS, and also gets the food grains at affordable prices as part of her “Right to Food” entitlement. Through the MDM, we work with adolescents and support fortified school meals so that children between six and 14 years who come to school daily receive a nutritious meal — complete with multi micronutrients. In D

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Huge protest in Jharkhand against cash transfer scheme -Jitendra

s and the major opposition parties of the state which have come together under the umbrella banner of Ration Bachao i.e. save public distribution system (PDS). The civil society organizations include Right to Food Campaign, All India People’s Forum, United Mili Forum, Jharkhand Nagrik Prayas, among others. Political parties include Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Congress, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha, Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Communist Party of

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Nagri residents want Government to nix DBT for food subsidy

-The Pioneer Ranchi: A large number of ration card holders from Nagri and activists of Right to Food Campaign, led by noted socio-economist Jean Drèze on Monday marched to Raj Bhawan demanding immediate withdrawal of  ‘Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) for Food subsidy’  and restore the old system of providing rice at Re 1 per kg to the poor people at ration shops. Drèze, who was stopped at Raj Bhawan by the dis

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Nagri can't stomach DBT

or the poor in getting subsidised ration. Under the banner of Ration Bachao Manch, a broad coalition of five Opposition parties (JMM, JVM, CPM, CPI-ML and Congress), and 10 people's organisations (Right to Food Campaign, All India People's Forum, United Mili Forum, Jharkhand Nagrik Prayas, among others), protesters were originally scheduled to gather outside the chief minister's Kanke residence but did not get police permission. However, even ou

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Survey: Serious flaws in new food subsidy scheme in Jharkhand

-The Times of India RANCHI: Jharkhand government's Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme, introduced last year for ration distribution, has serious flaws, an audit by Right to Food (RTF) Campaign has revealed. After the pilot DBT scheme was introduced in October 2017 at Nagri block in Ranchi district, residents could no longer purchase rice at Re 1 per kg from ration shops and instead had to wait for transfers to their bank accounts. Then they ha

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Massive Demo against "DBT for food subsidy" in Jharkhand

-Press Release from Right to Food Campaign dated 26 February, 2018 Ranchi: Thousands of people – men and women, young and old – walked all the way from Nagri Block towards the Chief Minister’s House in Ranchi today to demand an immediate end to the “DBT for food subsidy” experiment in Nagri. They were prevented from reaching the CM’s house, but they did reach the Governor’s house where they held a massive

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