VJAS welcome the ordinance to implement Food Security Bill
Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti (VJAS) has welcomed the union cabinet decision to issue an ordinance to implement the food security bill that will guarantee ffod security two-thirds of the Indian population and proposes to supply 5 kg of rice, wheat and coarse grains at Rs. 3, Rs. 2, Rs. 1 per kg, respectively, every month to three-fourths of rural population and half the urban population in the country, Kishor Tiwari of VJAS informed in press release today.
“Those who understand poverty and hunger in rural
starvation and malnutrition death tribal region of India, would not have opposed the ordinance,
in fact universal food security bill is pending before the Nation since 2004
and hunger is killing million. Political parties who believe in vote bank based
caste base equation or fundamental emotional religious issues will find ton of
arguments to oppose the food security ordinance but such opposition to create
obstacle in food for all poor will
hammer their long term prospects of changing the power at the centre hence we
urge all political parties to support the ordinance and get implements without
any leakages and corruption in public
distribution system (PDS) in rural part of India” Tiwar.
It is reported the universal food security programme would require more than 61 million tons of foodgrain and is expected to cost the government about Rs 1,25,000 crore and the state governments will now have to identify the beneficiaries on a war footing through an open transparent criteria and that is tough task as progressive state like Maharashtra has been using BPL survey of year 1997 as base intensify real needy poor who needs food security which is long pending demand of the VJAS which is agitating since 2001 and moved Mumbai high court and Maharashtra human right commission (MHRC) in past but even after direction from high court families under BPL and tribal are denied food security hence we want urgent lunching of scheme, Tiwari added.
‘This is most unfortunate that even supreme court India has created right of food but main opposition parties has not taken up issue when administration has not been giving food security to all illegible families as per provision of food control order 2001 and existing list of year 1999 of BPL families and those critising ordinance of food security has no time to look at the 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”, in fact UPA food security is under to enforce supreme court direction and guidelines of Food Control Order 2001 which is most welcome step even after it is taken after 12 years ,Tiwari added.