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Dealing with malnutrition: Why Indian women must eat with families -Charu Bahri

of slow development, eventually implicated in holding back national economic progress. “Particularly among the rural poor, food distribution in households is not based on need,” reads Right to Food in India, a 2003 paper of the Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad. “The breadwinner gets sufficient food, the children get the next share, and women take the remains.” A two-year-old project in Rajasthan used an

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Accessing the Right to Food in Delhi -Nandini Nayak & Shikha Nehra

-Economic and Political Weekly Nandini Nayak (nandini@aud.ac.in) teaches at the School of Development Studies, Ambedkar University Delhi and is principal investigator of the research project on which this article is based. Shikha Nehra (shikhanehra92@gmail.com) is a graduate student at Ambedkar University Delhi and a research assistant on the same project. The renewed Public Distribution System (PDS) under the “rights-based” National Food Security Act, 2013 has increased acce

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NGOs question packaged food given to kids

of RUTF for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) children in the Mokhada block of Palghar district. Now, NGOs Jan Arogya Abhiyan (People’s health movement, Maharashtra) and Anna Adhikar Abhiyan (Right to Food campaign, Maharashtra) have demanded that malnourished kids be provided healthy home-style cooked food as the RUTF paste (basically groundnut paste) given to children for three months is not adequate for them to overcome malnutrition. The

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Tamil Nadu's Amma canteen concept catches on in other states -Nikita Doval

issue, low BMI is a concern even for adults. In such a scenario, a balanced wholesome meal is part of the state’s responsibility but it has to be done well to succeed,” says Dipa Sinha, a Right to Food campaigner and assistant professor at Ambedkar University, Delhi. She cites the example of Brazil’s popular restaurant and community kitchens that serves nutritious food at affordable costs. It is, however, not a simple matter of la

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What are the lessons learnt from the Right to Food case? -Apurva Vishwanath

-Livemint.com Lessons learnt from the Right to Food case can be applied for other social issues that end up at the Supreme Court’s doorstep every day New Delhi: In 2001, 47 tribals and Dalits were starved to death in south-eastern Rajasthan as the state reeled from its third consecutive year of drought. The tragedy occurred despite India’s warehouses were brimming with an excess of around 40 million tonnes of foodgrains that year.

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New midday meal norms 'inhuman'

and teaching and learning. They said it would create an “inhuman culture” where children would be denied food due to exclusion through biometrics. While responding to queries of the Right to Food Campaign and People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) activists, teachers called upon the administration to focus on more nutritious food for the children along with a strong school health programme. They expressed surprise at the very idea

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Aadhaar Order on Mid-Day Meal Denounced as 'Attack On Children's Right to Food'

-TheWire.in The Right to Food Campaign responds to the HRD ministry’s recent mandate on linking Aadhaar with the mid-day meal scheme. New Delhi: According to a notification issued by the human resource development ministry last week, children at schools across the country will now be required to either register or have an Aadhaar number in order to avail of the government’s mid-day meal scheme. Additionally, as per the governmen

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Horticulture output likely to exceed foodgrain production in 2016-17 despite meagre growth

e click here to read more Acreage Under Rabi Crops Declined In 2016-17 As Compared To 2013-14, Newsalert from Inclusive Media for Change dated 25 January, 2017, please click here to read more Right to Food activists demand for safeguards to reduce hardships of demonetisation, Newsalert from Inclusive Media for Change dated 30 December, 2016, please click here to read more Motive behind demonetisation is justifiable but there may be collate

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Budget bids adieu to welfare state, rue civil rights activists

ituation of distress and unemployment especially aggravated by demonetisation.” “The Budget seems to be perpetuating unemployment, hunger and malnutrition,” said a release by the Right to Food Campaign (RFC), an umbrella of over 100 civil rights organisations and individuals, citing the example of the mid-day meal budget, which has been increased from Rs. 9,700 crore to Rs. 10,000 crore, which “is not an increase at all when

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Acreage under rabi crops declined in 2016-17 as compared to 2013-14

hwest Monsoon end of season report, India Meteorological Department, please click here to access Cropping seasons of India- Kharif & Rabi, Arthapedia, please click here to access  Right to Food Activists Demand For Safeguards To Reduce Hardships Of Demonetisation, Newsalert from Inclusive Media for Change, 30 December, 2016, please click here to access Motive behind demonetisation is justifiable but there may be collateral dama

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