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Use FCI's foodgrain reserve for addressing hunger & starvation, instead of ethanol production for hand sanitisers

-Press note by Right to Food Campaign dated 21st April, 2020 The Right to Food Campaign has issued a statement in the response to the Central Government's decision to convert the FCI’s food grains into ethanol to make hand sanitisers. Please click here to read it. For more information, please contact the following organisation: Right to Food Campaign Secretariat 24, Block-A, Adhchini, Sarvodaya Enclave, New Delhi–110017 Email: [email protected] Phone: 011- 41613468 Website: www.righttofoodcampaign.in Aysha (8527359760), Gangaram Paikra (9977462084), Kavita Srivastava...

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‘Scale of deprivation huge’: 96% stranded workers sans govt ration, says report -Amrita Dutta

-The Indian Express Coronavirus (COVID-19): The report released by a volunteer group has pointed to the scale of the hunger crisis and economic distress among migrant workers stranded in cities. WITH the nationwide lockdown extended till May 3, a report released by a volunteer group has pointed to the scale of the hunger crisis and economic distress among migrant workers stranded in cities. Since March 27, two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

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It's time to universalize the PDS to avoid hunger & starvation during lockdown, appeal social activists to the union food minister

-Press release by Right to Food Campaign dated 13th April, 2020 Supported by more than 450 concerned citizens and civil society organisations, an appeal has been sent by the Right to Food Campaign to the Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Shri Ram Vilas Paswan on 13th April, 2020. In that letter to the food minister, the Right to Campaign -- an informal network of organisations and individuals committed...

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Rising food insecurity: Tackling hunger during the coronavirus crisis -Geetanjali Krishna

-Business Standard Food insecurity is on the rise as subsidised food distributed via govt-run ration shops is not easily available to everyone Napoleon once famously said that an army marches on its stomach. Many argue that the present countrywide lockdown is causing widespread poverty and consequent hunger, making it that much harder for the nation to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. In this context, the work of Dilli Rozi Roti Adhikar Abhiyan (DRRAA), Right...

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Survey team led by economist Jean Drèze finds the food distribution system in Jharkhand faulty

-Press release by Right to Food Campaign, Jharkhand chapter, dated 10th April, 2020 Members of the Right to Food Campaign (Jharkhand chapter) conducted a quick survey of essential facilities in rural areas during the first week of April 2020. “Observers” dispersed over 50 blocks in 19 districts of the state were asked to check the local facilities (ration shops, dal-bhat kendras, anganwadis, among others) and report their observations over the phone....

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