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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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Right to Food Campaign criticizes Jharkhand Government's move to reduce the number of eggs in School Midday Meals

-Press release by Right to Food Campaign dated 16th January, 2019 It is shocking to learn that Jharkhand Government has decided to reduce the number of weekly eggs in school midday meals from three to two. Earlier, the government allotted Rs 4 per egg. With increase in price of eggs, it has revised the allotment to Rs 6 per egg. But instead of increasing the total budget commensurately with the inflation in cost of eggs, the government has decide

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Invisible people: Aadhaar versus particularly vulnerable tribal groups -Jean Dreze

families depend critically on two entitlements for their survival: social security pensions and food rations from the public distribution system. Under a Supreme Court order of May 2, 2003, in the Right to Food case, Antyodaya ration cards are to be distributed to all PVTG households. This entitles them to 35 kgs of foodgrain per month from the PDS at a nominal price; in fact, for free in the case of Jharkhand. Among the 325 households we surveyed,

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Mid-day meals row in K'taka: Terminate Akshaya Patra's contract, demand activists -Dr. Nimeshika Jayachandran Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA) and Right to Food Campaign have written to several departments including the MHRD, K’taka CM’s office, seeking Akshaya Patra’s contract to be terminated. Civil Rights organisations Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (People’s Health Movement) and Right to Food Campaign have written a letter to officials expressing their concerns over the recen

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Aadhaar related inadequacies causing hunger and food insecurity in Jharkhand, allege Right to Food Campaign activists

-Press statement by Right to Food Campaign dated 19 November, 2018 At least two more persons died of starvation in Jharkhand in the last 25 days. This takes the total number of hunger deaths in the state to 17, since September 2017. The most recent victim is 45-year old Kaleshwar Soren who died of hunger and destitution on 11 November in Mahuatanr village of Jama block of Dumka district. A fact finding team of the More »

No, we can't compare Global Hunger Index rankings between two reports

er Index: Forced Migration and Hunger, Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide, please click here to access Hunger deaths have skyrocketed after aadhaar-based authentication came into force, allege Right to Food activists, News alert by Inclusive Media for Change dated 1st October, 2018, please click here to access  Despite having a food security legislation, spending on food subsidy is low, News alert by Inclusive Media for Change dated 31

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Hunger deaths have skyrocketed after aadhaar-based authentication came into force, allege Right to Food activists

There is a list available with the Right to Food Campaign ( – a decentralised network of civil society activists and experts who are working together voluntarily for ensuring food and nutrition security – which shows that 56 persons died between May, 2015 and March, 2018 on account of hunger and starvation despite India having passed the National Food Security Act (NFSA) in 2013. The RTF campaign has c

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