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Hunger and Malnutrition in India after a Decade of the National Food Security Act, 2013 - Neetu Sharma, Jyotsna Sripada, Shruthi Raman

National Law School of India University, Bengaluru What is the status of hunger and malnutrition in India? The year 2023 marks a decade since the enactment of the National Food Security Act (NFSA). The Act aims to provide food and nutritional security by ensuring access to quality food at affordable prices. However, despite 10 years of food security being a legal right and the availability of sufficient quantities of food grains, India...

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Rains hit Punjab’s wheat crop but grain piling up at mandis, govt procurement shooting up - Sonal Matharu

The Print In compounds outside wheat mandis across Punjab, gunny bags full of golden grain are piled up in huge quantities. Less than a month into the procurement season, the state has already contributed more than 100 lakh metric tonnes (LMT) of wheat in 2023-24 to the central government’s reserves. Haryana and Madhya Pradesh are the next big contributors with around 55 LMT and 50 LMT, respectively. Earlier this year, unseasonal rains...

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Status of Policing in India Report 2023: Surveillance and the Question of Privacy

The Status of Policing Report in India 2023 (SPIR) was released on 31 March in New Delhi by Common Cause and Lokniti-Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. SPIR 2023 study explores public opinions and experiences regarding digital surveillance in India. Recent developments, such as the Supreme Court's recognition of the right to privacy and discussions surrounding data protection, have intensified debates around privacy and surveillance. The study also considers...

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165k schools apply for PM-SHRI upgrade -Fareeha Iftikhar

-Hindustan Times The maximum number of schools that have applied for the selection are from Uttar Pradesh (37,065), followed by Rajasthan (21,317), Madhya Pradesh (19,508), Maharashtra (16,614), and Andhra Pradesh (13, 455), officials said New Delhi: A total of 165,382 schools spread across 29 states and Union territories have so far applied with the ministry of education for an upgrade under the Pradhan Mantri Schools For Rising India (PM-SHRI) scheme, officials said...

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India set to sign deals to secure fertiliser imports India -Zia Haq

-Hindustan Times Indian fertiliser and chemical companies have also accelerated investments in several mineral rich North African nations so as to hedge against price SPIRals and volatility. New Delhi: India is on the verge of signing long-term deals with several countries to secure fertilizer imports, critical for food security amid increasing geopolitical uncertainties , a government official said, requesting anonymity. Union chemicals and fertilisers minister Mansukh Mandaviya is set to travel to Morocco...

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