Keyword : Right To Food

Plenty of food, plenty of schemes but reaching hungry is problem

There is no dearth of government policies and programmes to ensuring food for all; questions can be raised only about their effective implementation, says National Human Rights Commission chairpers

Listen to the rumble in poor’s stomach

The stench is unbearable in the dingy lanes of Sanjay Colony of Okhla, south Delhi, where sunlight barely seeps in. An overflooded drain running along the lanes adds to the distressing picture. The

Demonetisation undermines the right to food and the right to life

The right to food campaign is dismayed by the Indian government`s reckless attempt to renew currency notes, known as "demonetization", without any serious attention to the consequences it

For a more nutritious India

“Raising of nutritional standards has to be an important aspect of development in India, but improvement in these standards cannot be gauged solely with reference to any particular item o

What’s bad is better than what’s at home

Food is ready to be served on a plastic sheet laid on the floor. Children and mothers (pregnant and lactating) eagerly wait to get something down in their bellies. But before that begins, anganwadi

Food security: Aadhaar eliminating corruption a myth

In April this year, activists dealing with food security wanted to know from people in Katar village in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara district whether the information uploaded on a website where PDS h

Food fortification will help tackle India’s hidden hunger

Micronutrient deficiencies, especially Vitamin A and D, are prevalent in India, said a World Bank expert who noted that these deficiencies -- often referred to as ‘hidden hunger’ -- go

What could have prevented starvation deaths?

On July 24 a horror story gripped the capital. Three minor girls died of starvation in East Delhi’s Mandawali. Since then speculations are rife over the role of the girls’ father, a ric



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