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Egg row: Social activists demand to serve it 5 days/week in midday meals

n to provide eggs in the midday meals to schoolchildren, as many as 37 social organistaions and networks across Chhattisgarh have extended their support on the same. Social organizations including Right to Food Campaign, Chhattisgarh Bachao Andolan, Chhattisgarh Mahila Adhikar Manch, Peoples Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), Chhattisgarh Bal Adhikar Abhiyan, Chhattisgarh Naagrik Sanyukt Sangarsh Samiti, Sarva Adivasi Samaj, Bastar Aadim Jati Baiga

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Children have the right to eat eggs, onions and garlic -Dipa Sinha

While the midday meal scheme in India started in states like Tamil Nadu much earlier, the provision of cooked food in government schools was universalised following a Supreme Court order in the 2001 Right to Food case. At present, all Indian states provide hot cooked meals to children up to Class 8, for which the Union government provides foodgrains through the Food Corporation of India and the cost for other ingredients and cooking is shared by t

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Stoppage of pension payments in Jharkhand grossly violated the Supreme Court orders, allege Right to Food Campaign

-Press release by Right to Food Campaign, dated 20th June, 2019 Two more starvation deaths have occurred in Jharkhand recently: one in Jama (Dumka district) and one in Mahuadanr (Latehar district). In both cases, the victim was a pensioner but he did not receive any pension payment since January 2019. Had pensions been paid on time, Motka Manjhi and Ramachandra Munda would perhaps be alive today. Enquiries from the welfare office in Latehar di

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National Institute of Nutrition stands by its report on no onion, garlic in its meals

d 10 organisations as well as 94 experts, including faculty from prestigious institutes like IIM Bangalore, Tata Insitute of Social Sciences, Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, Right to Food Campaign-India, and People’s Union for Civil Liberties. “We stand by our response to the Karnataka Government,” NIN’s Director, Dr Hemalatha R, wrote in response to a story in The Hindu on May 14, 2019. In Janua

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Understanding of democracy is shrinking: Economist Jean Dreze after being detained in Jharkhand -Abhishek Angad

told The Indian Express: "They were holding a meeting on social issues and did not take permission from SDO. They were detained as Model Code of Conduct in place." Ranchi: Economist and Right to Food activist Jean Dreze and two others were let off Thursday afternoon after being detained in Jharkhand for holding a public meeting without permission, which the authorities say is a “violation of Model Code of Conduct(MCC)”. The t

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Economist Jean Dreze, two others detained, later released in Jharkhand -Jaideep Deogharia

-The Times of India RANCHI: Right to Food activist Jean Dreze and two others were released after being detained on Thursday in Jharkhand for allegedly organising a meeting without permission, police said. Dreze, along with his associates Vivek and Anuj, was holding a public meeting under Bishunpura police station of Garhwa district on Thursday morning. Subsequently, Jean was asked to sign a bond at the police station. Please click here to

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Resources for Welfare Expenditure -Prabhat Patnaik

no matter how dishonest the questioners’ intent, it is worth providing a rough answer to this question. This is given below. Let us take five basic universal and justiciable economic rights: Right to Food, right to free publicly-provided quality healthcare through a National Health Service, right to free publicly provided quality education, right to employment, and right to adequate old-age pension and disability benefits. And let us see how

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Plugging the design gaps in ICDS for all children -Dipa Sinha

two workers, with the primary responsibility of the second worker being the care of children under three years of age and pregnant and lactating women. In a number of subsequent reports, not just the Right to Food campaign but even UN bodies and the Planning Commission have made similar recommendations. There has been a tremendous expansion in the ICDS following Supreme Court orders in 2006 directing that anganwadi services be universalised. The nu

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Aruna Roy, well-known social and political activist, interviewed by Jipson John and Jitheesh PM (

p and participation in the campaigns for the enactment of laws relating to the right to information, the right to work (the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, or MGNREGA) and the Right to Food are noteworthy. As a member of the Pension Parishad, she has been involved with the campaign for a universal, non-contributory pension for workers of the unorganised sector. As part of the National Campaign for People’s Right to Inform

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One Egg per Student Proves 'Too Expensive' for Jharkhand Government -Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar

under the mid-day meal scheme from three to two. This step has apparently been taken in view of the rising price of eggs. Instead of increasing allocation, Jharkhand cut egg supply According to Right to Food campaigners in the state, the Jharkhand government earlier allotted Rs 4 per egg. With the increase in the price of eggs, it has revised its allotment to Rs 6 per egg. But instead of increasing the total budget to include with the inflation

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