03 February 2012

Right To Food Campaign Convention

Right to Food Campaign
All India Convention
18 February 2012, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
New Delhi

Venue: Gandhi Peace Foundation, 223, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg (opposite Gandharva Maha vidyalaya,
near ITO)

To discuss the critique of the National Food Security Bill 2011 tabled in the Parliament and plan strategy to force the Government to bring in a law that:
  1. Ensures food security to all and the elimination of malnutrition and hunger in children and adults in the country
  2. Addresses production, procurement and storage issues establishing the dignity of the farmers
  3. Provisioning of a universal PDS, 
  4. Provisioning of hot cooked meals with a ban on contractors and ready to eat meals for children
  5. Provisioning of Maternal entitlements which at least subscribe to the wage rates of the State
A grievance redressal scheme that guarantees effective and immediate redressal at the panchayat and block level, with an independent appeal mechanism

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