Delhi High Court’s directions to ensure food security during Covid-19 crisis

A Delhi Rozi Roti Adhikar Abhiyaan (DRRAA) note on the Delhi High Court’s directions to ensure food security during Covid-19 crisis following the hearing of a (DRRAA) case held on June 11, 2020: The petition filed by the Delhi Rozi Roti Adhikar Abhiyaan (DRRAA) regarding ensuring food security during the Covid-19 lockdown was heard in … Continue reading Delhi High Court’s directions to ensure food security during Covid-19 crisis

Letter to PM seeking the deposit of saved DA amount directly in bank accounts of the poor

Letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking the deposit of saved DA amount directly in bank accounts of the poor by Prof Hemantkumar Shah of the People’s Union for Civil Liberties, and Mahesh Pandya of the Gujarat Social Watch: We heartily welcome the decision taken by the Government of India (GoI) of freezing the DA … Continue reading Letter to PM seeking the deposit of saved DA amount directly in bank accounts of the poor

80% UK citizens’ wages protected, they can book food deliveries, as people world over may starve

Coronavirus will cause starvation; only a truly universal basic income can prevent it, argues the World Basic Income blog, seeking global response:  Children in the town of Naivasha, Kenya might catch coronavirus, but like most kids their symptoms should be mild. A bigger problem for them right now is that their parents just lost their … Continue reading 80% UK citizens’ wages protected, they can book food deliveries, as people world over may starve

Invisible urban poor: The pavement dwellers of India

By Vishesh Gupta  Pavement dwellers include people living on the pavement, under the bridge, flyover, bus stop, near the railway station, in parks or under the open sky in any public place in the metros and urban areas where public facilities like public toilet are provided. Some of these people migrate from small villages looking … Continue reading Invisible urban poor: The pavement dwellers of India

‘Poor Economics’ seeks to stimulate debate on one of the most challenging issues of our time: Poverty

Reproduced below is a 2011 blog by Indore-based activist Rahul Banerjee on “Poor Economics”, a widely acclaimed book by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, who have been conferred this year’s Nobel Prize in economics. The blog has been recommended as a must read for those who wish to understand the economics of poverty alleviation suggested … Continue reading ‘Poor Economics’ seeks to stimulate debate on one of the most challenging issues of our time: Poverty

Had pensions been paid on time, Motka Manjhi and Ramachandra Munda would perhaps be alive today

The Right to Food Campaign (RFT), Jharkhand, prepared detailed reports on the starvation death of two more persons in the state, Motka Manjhi and Ramachandra Munda. Text of the reports: Motka Manjhi: On 3rd June 2019 a fact-finding team consisting of Mr. Ashrfi Nand Prasad, Mr Prathyush S,  both from Right to Food Campaign (RTF), Mr. Sushanto … Continue reading Had pensions been paid on time, Motka Manjhi and Ramachandra Munda would perhaps be alive today