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#India – How the biometric system has failed hard working people #UID #aadhaar

R. KRISHNA KUMAR, The Hindu The HinduA PDS shop licensee in Mysore admitted that there were many cases of genuinely needy people being denied their rightful quota due to the technical glitch. File photo The much-lauded biometric ration card system… Continue Reading →

#India- Why the Food Security Bill is neither populist nor unaffordable

    The official poverty threshold is low. Many people above the threshold are also poor and look just like the people below the threshold. As a result, there is no reliable way in which subsidies can be targeted only… Continue Reading →

#India – Cash transfers are bad for food security

MADHAVI CHERIAN, The Hindu    SILO TO BAG: The government’s decision to promote cash transfers in the National Food Security Bill ignores crucial lessons from India’s past at a time when it needs to intervene on both the demand and… Continue Reading →

#India – Counting the costs of direct cash transfers

Madan Sabnavis  April 22, 2013  BS The government urgently needs to consider 5 ‘Ss’ before it launches itself into this commitment As a rule, the government likes creating new structures without fully understanding their implications and then disbanding them once… Continue Reading →

#India – Food Security Bill is affordable

REETIKA KHERA, The Hindu The subsidies meant for the poor are always under attack, while the rest are able to retain their privileges. The additional allocation in grain and money terms will neither distort the grain market nor place a… Continue Reading →

#India – All in the Name of the Poor #UID #Aadhaar

  Vol – XLVIII No. 13, March 30, 2013 , Editorial Who will be the real beneficiaries of the Direct Benefit Transfer scheme? Why is there little or practically no information in the 2013-14 budget on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh… Continue Reading →

#India – summary of the National Food Security Bill, 2013

March 24, 2013  Jean Dreze 1. Preliminaries The Bill seeks “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… Continue Reading →

PRESS RELEASE- Urgent actions regarding Health services and Food security in Maharashtra

Anna Adhikar Abhiyan (AAA) is a network of about 100 organizations across Maharashtra, campaigning on the right to food security and sovereignty while Jan Arogya Abhiyan(JAA) is the state level campaign platform working for Health rights of people in Maharashtra since over… Continue Reading →

#India -GM crops will sow food insecurity

KAVITA SRIVASTAVA, The Hindu Farmers destroying GM crops in Karnataka. GM crops are input-intensive and labour-displacing. — K. Bhagya Prakash   The recent affidavit filed by the Ministry of Agriculture in the Supreme Court arguing that if India does not… Continue Reading →

#India -The great card trick #UID #Aadhaar

Another much-touted card that we have to chase and woo!   Gouri Dange, Pune Mirror   Posted On Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 08:20:48 AM     The aadhaar card is another addition to the many official documents we are forced… Continue Reading →

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