Thousands Tribal and BPL families join Protest to demand Food Security under PDS
Nagpur –December 26, 2012
**“It has been resolved that all tribal and BPL families to oppose proposed cash transfer scheme under PDS and to move high court if administration fail to provide food security to all illegible families as per provision of food control order 2001 and existing list of year 2012 of BPL families’’**
Thousands of tribal and poor who are deep distressed due to on going agrarian crisis to joined massive protest to demand food security under BPL category even after they having BPL card issued by legitimate authorities in 2012 but administration is giving food under BPL to poor families listed in 2002 list which is nothing but the fraud covering all big farmers and mostly political influential families of village violating orders of apex court and standing orders giving by Mumbai high court in Kolam tribal starvation PIL .The detail memorandum with complete list of tribal and BPL families submitted to SDM Kelapur Ms.Prerana deshbhatar (IAS) and Tahsildar of kelapurDr.Rajesh Adapawar who promised delegation to take up issue with Govt., Kishor Tiwari president Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti(VJAS) and convener of agitation informed in press release today.
Tribal and poor from Kelapur ,Zari,Wani,Maregoan,Ralegoan and Ghatanji joined stir and tribal leader Anikt Naitam ,Tukaram Meshram,Letuju junghare and right to food movement activist Anil Tiwari ,Mohan Jadhav, Suresh Bolenwar,Nitin Kamble and Bhimrao Naitam among prominent leaders who joined today roght to food agitation.
“It has been resolved that all tribal and BPL families to oppose proposed cash transfer scheme under PDS and to move high court if administration fail to provide food security to all illegible families as per provision of food control order 2001 and existing list of year 2012 of BPL families’’ Tiwari informed.
While speaking before massive gathering it was highlighted that even after supreme court of India clear cut guidelines and union control Food Control Order -2001 that every year list of BPL families under PDS food security scheme should renewed as per list submitted by Village Panchayat in it’s “Gramsabha”, Maharashtra Govt. is giving food to the families as per it’s own survey done in the year 2012 by making mockery of “Right to Food” denying food security to more than one lakh BPL families mostly tribal and downtrodden facing malnutrition and starvation hence in order to enforce supreme court direction and guidelines of Food Control Order 2001 .
“In maharashtra around 5 million BPL families identified by administration are denied food security making just mockery of Nation food security mission, UPA promised universal PDS with food @ 2 Rs./kg in 2009 then maharashtra PDF Govt.promised to give food under PDS to all @Rs. 1/kg but till date promise has not fulfilled where in between progressive maharashtra Govt. just cancelled 5 million ration card but failed to add single one ,this mockery of right food and big UPA claim to that they with Aam Aadami hence we are showing the world this truth ”Tiwari said before protestors.
If the high court and apex court orders following the recommendations of Justice Wadhva committee are not followed then we will intensify agitation in near future ,Tiwari warned.