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Feeding Hungry Children

nue to depend on these central contracts with the contractors now operating as “original manufacturers” and even as mahila mandals sometimes. The commissioners to the Supreme Court on the Right to Food presented strong reports exposing the nexus between politicians, bureaucrats, and suppliers of THRs. They demanded a special investigation into the mahila mandals providing supplementary nutrition in ICDS in Maharashtra on the grounds that t

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On International Workers' Day, Twelve Thousand Workers Demand Increase in NREGA Wage Rate

ese events were attended by many well-wishers including Bezwada Wilson (convenor of Safai Karmachari Andolan), Jean Drèze (economist), Anil Anshuman (Jharkhand Jan Sanskriti Manch), Balram Jo (Right to Food Campaign) and representatives of the CPI(ML) and National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) among other organisations. Bezwada Wilson’s statement "before they ask for a vote, we ask for our rights” resonated widely, cap

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Public Health Activists Oppose Maneka Gandhi's Move to Packaged Nutrients over Take Home Rations in Anganwadis -Aradhna Wal

ld Development Minister Maneka Gandhi opposing the move to turn take home rations to women and children below three into “energy-dense, factory made” nutrient packets. The letter from the Right to Food Campaign, dated April 17, comes a day before the newly launched Poshan Mission’s National Nutrition Council is set to meet for the first time, on April 18. Anganwadi centres give children aged six months to three years and pregnant

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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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