Right to Food National Convention at DSK

right to foodThe Fifth National Convention of the Right to Food Campaign was held at the sprawling campus of the Dalit Shakti Kendra (DSK), where about 1,800 people participated on 1-3 March 2014. Students and teachers of the DSK worked as volunteers, helping out participants in every possible way to ensure that they did not face any difficulty during their three-day stay with them at the campus. Following the convention, a nationwide consortium of NGOs alleged that failure of the Gujarat government resulted in the state’s poor show in providing food security to its citizens. The convention adopted a resolution, which said,  “In Gujarat, 77.24 lakh families are entitled to get the cover of National Food Security Act (NFSA) for procurement of 25 kg food grain per month. At present, Gujarat provides subsidised grain to only 7.35 lakh families under Antyoday Anna Yojna (AAY) and 24.35 lakh below poverty line (BPL) families.”

Link: http://www.righttofoodcampaign.in/events/gujarat-convention-2014

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