Right to Food Campaign 2023 Concludes with a demand to "Ensure Access to Food for All"

In a bid to address the issue of food insecurity and poverty, a “Food for all” campaign was launched by the MPJ (Movement for Peace & Justice for Welfare). The campaign saw hundreds of activists come together to go door to door and learn about the problems faced by people.


Throughout the campaign, activists engaged with individuals from all walks of life, hearing their stories and their struggles to put food on the table. The campaign aimed to raise awareness about the severity of the issue of food insecurity and to advocate for change.


In the final phase of the campaign, the MPJ organized a statewide protest and press conference to draw the attention of the policymakers to the issue and to discuss solutions. They also submitted a memorandum to the government requesting an increase in the income cap to be a beneficiary under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) of 2013 and to raise the quota according to the population of the state in 2023.


It is to be noted that, The NFSA of 2013 was implemented to ensure food security for all citizens of India. It aims to provide subsidized food grains to the poor and vulnerable sections of society. However, the current income cap for eligibility under the scheme is too low, leaving many people struggling to access this basic right.


Speaking on the issue, Muhammad Siraj, President of MPJ stated, "The right to food is a basic human right, and it is unacceptable that so many people in our state are struggling to access this fundamental need. We hope that through our campaign and advocacy efforts, we can bring about the change needed to ensure that no one goes hungry in our state."


The Food for all campaign by the MPJ is a testament to the power of collective action and community engagement in advocating for change. It is a call to action for the government and policymakers to prioritize the issue of food security and take meaningful steps to address it.











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