» 08/27/2013, 00.00
India’s Parliament approves controversial Food Security Bill
The bill provides for the distribution of rice, cereals and flour at controlled prices to 800 million poor. After a day of consultations, the Lokh Sabha (lower house) votes in favor. Now it awaits ratification in Rajha Sabha (Upper House). Criticism from the opposition.
28/01/2016 20:35:00 INDIA
Two years after its adoption, India’s anti-hunger law still "unconvincing"
Fr Irudaya Jothi sj, a well known social activist, speaks about the legislation that was supposed to eliminate hunger in India. In its original version, its reach was much wider. Under its current form, it excludes various groups. in addition, the problem of corruption still hangs over its implementation. The Church remains on the forefront of the campaign to increase the visibility of the problem of hunger.
Food is a right Christian entrepreneur says, but warns laws must protect against corruption
With the Food Security Bill, the Indian government wants to eliminate hunger in the country. At present, 43 per cent of children under five are undernourished. Critics believe implementing such a plan is impossible. For Freddy Mendonca, founder of a Christian Chamber of Commerce, ensuring the rule of law is a challenge.
New Delhi says yes to low-cost food for 800 million people
The government is set to launch a food security programme that would provide 5-kg of grain per person per month at fixed prices, as part of its Food Security Bill. However, many view the plan as "dangerous" for India's budget, a concern that has delayed the bill's approval by parliament.
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Colombo asked for new economic policy against hunger
The initiative comes on the occasion of World Food Day, to make food production more efficient and healthy by involving the population.
Asian Development Bank: there is no food shortage
The bank says that there is only a problem of "poor distribution" of supplies, and calls on governments to lift export bans. But the FAO is afraid of having to suspend aid for millions of people, without new funds. The situation in China, India, and Pakistan.
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