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State-level consultation on Food Act on Feb 20


Odisha Sun Times Bureau

Bhubaneswar, Feb 12:

The Right to Food Campaign will hold  a state-level  consultation meeting  on “National Food Security Act, 2013” (FSA) ,  which has  guaranteed  the food security  to  eligible people including women  and children  in  the  country, its conevnor Pradip Pradhan said in a press release today.

The day-long consultation will take place at Red Cross Bhawan on February 20, the release said.

It may be mentioned here that the FSA  will be enforced  within one year  by the state government  after the rules   are framed  for  implementing  the  basic provisions of the  Act.

Stating that the effective implementation of  the Act  depends on dynamic  rules, proper  administrative arrangements and requisite   budgetary  provisions  Pradhan rued that the state government  has not  yet sought public participation in the matter nor any public  consultation beyond asking for  suggestions  on the  exclusion criteria for  implementation of the Act.

Pradhan  in his release said, the Right to Food Campaign  is holding  the state-level  consultation  to finalise the list of  suggestions to the state government  with regard to  the measures required  for    effective implementation  of the  Act.

Policy makers, Representative of political parties,  advocates, journalists,  subject experts, human rights activists will be part of the  consultation exercise, the release added.