Right to Food

Right to Food

Enhancing food security at the household level is an issue of great importance for the developing countries like India where millions of poor suffers from lack of purchasing power and malnutrition. Food and nutritional security implies the availability of food at all times , that all persons can have access to it , that it is nutritionally adequate in terms of quantity ,quality and variety, and that is acceptable within the culture.

It is being recognized that right approach would be useful to achieve food and nutritional security in the country. It may be difficult to make the right completely Β justiciable. However, rights approach puts pressures on public actions and would lead to effective implementation of the policies and programs.

Right to food is a part of an overall goal of achieving right to development. The adoption by the united nations in 1986 of the declaration on the right of development was the culmination of a long process of international deliberation on human rights which were perceived from the very beginning as an integrated as an whole of all civil ,political,economic,social and cultural rights.

Right to food plays a pivotal role in the rights based approach to development .As Dreze (2004)mentions right to food can be seen from three perspectives: Indian constitution,international declarations and moral ans social rights.

There is a need to examine the dimensions of food insecurity and suggest that rights perspective would be important to improve public action,to examine the progress in availability,access and adequacy,to show how rights based approach can improve the food and nutritional programs in the country.

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  • Shatakshi Bhargava
    May 8, 2015 1:27 pm

    The food security bill, concerning the food availability has been launched but indeed has many loopholes. A system that ensures food security in India is much needed. Great post πŸ™‚

  • Akshita Bansal
    May 8, 2015 1:49 pm

    Very well explained…quite informative

  • Good effort!

  • Rahul Singhai
    May 21, 2015 7:51 pm

    Nice article

  • nice one …wonderful post .liked it

  • Stephy Paul
    June 15, 2015 5:29 pm

    Food is the basic necessity of life and its important that everyone in a country have right to food..
    Nice article πŸ™‚

  • Aishwarya Kakkar
    July 30, 2015 11:22 pm

    good effort!

  • Anirudh Krishnadas
    September 2, 2015 9:29 am

    This field is something that cant never loose scope πŸ˜€
    Food , food and food πŸ˜€
    Its something as important as captial in a country πŸ˜€
    Like economic development can also be anaylsed with the help of πŸ˜€ the amount of food produced in and all πŸ˜€
    India is a agriculture driven nation πŸ˜€ so major revenue comes from the agricultural side i.e food side πŸ˜€
    Keepp it up πŸ˜€
    Good work πŸ˜€

  • Tathagat Sarthaka
    October 4, 2015 12:35 am

    nice work


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