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Starting out Chief Ministers’ Farming and Food Processing Policy in Maharashtra.

Ministry of Food Processing Industry, Government of India was started in the year 1988 under the 7th Five Year Plan. Under this ministry funds are granted to Food Processing Training Institutes. From 8th-10th Five Year Plan, apart from granting funds Food Processing Projects emphasis was also given...

Author(s) : Maharashtra Government 

Guidelines for Providing Assistance to States/Union Territories for Non-Building Assets for State Food Commission

As a component under the 12th Plan umbrella scheme on “strengthening of PDS & capacity building, quality control, consultancies & research It has been decided by the Government of India to provide financial assistance to a state/union territory for non-building assets for State Food Commission.

Author(s) : Department of Food and Public Distribution GoI 

Essential Commodity Act,1955 (As Amended upto 1986)

An act to provide, in the interests of the general public for the control of the production, supply and distribution of, and trade and commerce in certain, commodities.

Author(s) : Government of Odisha India 

The National Food Security Bill, 2013

The Act to provide for food and nutritional security in human life cycle approach, by ensuring access to adequate quantity of quality food at affordable prices to people to live a life with dignity and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Author(s) : Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution GoI 

Chhattisgarh Food Security Bill, 2012

A bill to provide for food and nutritional security by ensuring access to adequate quantity of food and other requirements of good nutrition for people of the State, at affordable prices, at all times to live a life with dignity and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Author(s) : Government of India 

PUCL vs. Union of India & Others, 2009 (Amendment)

The Union of India has highlighted several factors which create serious dent against malnutrition. It is stated that same can be made to achieve a significant reduction in the rate of malnutrition. The case mentions revised nutritional and feeding norms for supplementary nutrition in ICDS Scheme.

Author(s) : Supreme Court of India GoI 

Draft of National Food Security Bill, 2011

This is a Bill to provide for food and nutritional security, in human life cycle approach, by ensuring access to adequate quantity of quality food at affordable prices, for people to live a life with dignity and for matters connected therewith.

Author(s) : Department of Food and Public Distribution GoI 

Tracking Hunger and Malnutrition for Food and Nutritional Security in India: A Policy Consultation

This proceedings report can be useful for those interested in policy formulation to deal with the problem of malnutrition and hunger in India and elsewhere. It may also be useful for those studying the inter-disciplinary discourse on the issue, and for thinking about civil society action and shaping...

Author(s) : Jawaharlal Nehru University JNU 

The National Food Security Act, 2013

An Act to provide for food and nutritional security in human life cycle approach, by ensuring access to adequate quantity of quality food at affordable prices to people to live a life with dignity and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Author(s) : Government of India 

Supreme Court Orders on the Right to Food: A Tool for Action

The aim of this booklet is to introduce activists and the general public to the Supreme Court orders, and help them to make effective use these orders. The Supreme Court orders can also be used to help people to understand that they are “entitled” to certain forms of public support as a matter of ri...

Author(s) : Right To Food Campaign Secretariat 

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Food Security

Food security is a condition related to the ongoing availability of food. Concerns over food security have existed throughout history