oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Enforcing the right to food in India : the impact of social activism : comparative case law : focus on India

Volume 5 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1684-260X



Extracted from text ... Enforcing the right to food in India The impact of social activism Kamayani Bali Mahabal There is an extremely high prevalence of hunger in India. Natural disasters such as floods and droughts worsen the situation. A large section of the population leads a hand-to-mouth existence on a daily basis. Although the country's food stocks have increased to more than 65 million tonnes in recent years and the food subsidy is nearing Rupees 30, 000 crores (1 crore= 100 000; 1 Rupee= R6.77 or US $0.022 as at 18 March 2003), hunger and malnutrition continue to terrorise poor people. ..

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