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Stepping out of the shadow of India’s malnutrition -Amartya Paul and Upasak Das

-The Hindu An immediate universalisation of the PDS, distribution of quality food items and Community Kitchens are a few solutions “School-er prarthana sabhar somoy hotat matha ghure pore jaoar ghotona hamesai ghotte dekhi amra. Beshirbhag khetrei ora mid-day-meal khete chaay naa, jiggesh korle bole pete byatha hochhe, Sir (There have been numerous instances during the prayer session in schools where we often observe students feeling sick and falling down out of dizziness....

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Universal PDS is a better idea than One Nation One Ration Card to ensure food security, says Right to Food Campaign

-Press release by Right to Food Campaign, dated 11th August, 2020 Although One Nation One Ration Card has been projected as a solution to the food insecurity problems that mobile or floating populations face, there are some serious problems associated with the scheme, such as exclusion errors, etc. Instead of the ONOR scheme, the government should universalise the public distribution system (PDS) and open Community Kitchens in urban areas. Please click here...

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Recent survey by civil society group show 'access-to-food' situation improves in Jharkhand, although much is required to be done for the poor & marginalised

-Press release by Right to Food Campaign, Jharkhand chapter, dated 26th May, 2020 Following the first round of quick survey of essential facilities in rural areas of Jharkhand that was conducted during the first week of April 2020, a second round of survey was done in the second and third week of May this year by members (called "observers") of the Right to Food Campaign, state chapter. Like the previous one,...

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Civil society group asks for social safety measures for migrant and informal workers from Jharkhand against the backdrop of coronavirus lockdown

-Press release by Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha dated by 25th March, 2020 Jharkhand, like most of India, has woken up late to the COVID-19 pandemic and is yet to provide adequate social security to the people. Although no COVID-19 case has been officially reported in Jharkhand so far, this may be a myth since the state has only one testing centre where only a few dozen samples have been tested, according to...

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'Nobody should go hungry': Kerala to start Community Kitchens in every panchayat -Cithara Paul

-TheWeek.in The govt decision comes in the wake of coronavirus lockdown Stating that nobody should go hungry in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday announced his government's plan to start Community Kitchens in every panchayat in the state in the backdrop of coronavirus induced lockdown. It is for the first time that a state government is starting a community kitchen in the backdrop of the nationwide lockdown declared by Prime Minister Narendra...

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