Right to Food Campaign

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The Right to Food Campaign is an informal network of organisations and individuals committed to the realisation of the right to food in India.

The campaign believes that the primary responsibility for guaranteeing basic entitlements rests with the state. This has led to a sustained focus on legislation and schemes such as the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), Mid-Day Meals Scheme (MDM) and the Public Distribution System (PDS). The campaign has engaged with a broad range of issues related to the Right To Food. Some of the demands put forward include: (1) a national Employment Guarantee Act, (2) universal mid-day meals in primary schools, (3) universalization of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) for children under the age of six, (4) effective implementation of all nutrition-related schemes, (5) revival and universalization of the public distribution system, (6) social security arrangements for those who are not able to work, (7) equitable land rights and forest rights.

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