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Right to Food: A Constitutional Obligation on the State

Author Affiliations

  • 1School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 3, Issue (9), Pages 42-45, September,14 (2014)


Over the past decade, there have been certain circumstances in India which have brought the question of food security into sharp focus. Vast famine-affected areas versus surplus production and stocks of grains, the impact of globalization and World Trade Organization laws on agriculture and farmers, affected right to food of many people, the Supreme Court of India’s strong reaction to the plight of the hungry—all make a case for recognizing the right to food. This paper examines the situation prevailing in India and looks into the obligations and initiatives by the government of India to ensure food security and, makes suggestions for addressing the issue and examines the possible role of civil society organizations in making the schemes workable for the poor.


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