05 September 2013

Right To Food & Work Press Conference

Empty stomachs epitomise the situation of hunger in our country. In West Bengal, we have the added problems of a new Government unable to stem the continuing rot in the Public Distribution System (PDS). In such a situation, the National Food Security Act 2012, which has been planned as the new showpiece of the UPA II Government has been passed with doubtful potential to deal with the problems of hunger and malnutrition.  

Mass organizations, trade unions and NGOs have been creating public awareness on this issue and have been struggling for food entitlements for the hungry as part of a National Campaign. On the 5th of September 2013 we invite you so that we can share with you our assessment of the bill and can give before you our future programme.  

Right to Food and Work Campaign-West Bengal along with other participants is organizing a Press Conference on September 5 at 4 p.m. at Kolkata Press Club to provide information on the present state of hunger and starvation in the state and provide a critique of the National Food Security Act, as well as our future course of action.

Saradindu Biswas

Right to Food and Work Campaign-West Bengal 

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