“Chronic food insecurity” writes Sonia Gandhi to PM Modi. Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday wrote to Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi raising the issue of ‘chronic food insecurity’ looked by lakhs of individuals inferable from the national lockdown and recommended approaches to handle it.
This is Gandhi’s fourth letter to Modi since the 21-day lockdown. Which was forced to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
Putting forth a defense with the expectation of complimentary access to nourishment qualifications, Gandhi’s key recommendations on Monday included expanding 10 kg grains for every individual to National Food Security Act (NFSA) recipients for a quarter of a year till September this year, for a half year for the individuals who don’t have ration cards and releasing of food grains to states.
What did Sonia Gandhi say
“Lakhs of vulnerable people across the country face chronic food insecurity due to the lockdown. This is tragic given that India has large buffer stock of food grains precisely for exigencies like the current pandemic,” she said in her letter to Modi on Monday.
“10 kg grains per person may be provided free of cost, for a period of 6 months, to those who may be facing food insecurity but not holding ration cards. I would like to bring to your notice that all migrant labour who have been facing acute distress may not be holding NFSA cards. In addition, many deserving people have been excluded from the NFSA lists,” she added.
A few states, in the course of the most recent couple of weeks, have been finding a way to handle the issue of horticultural produce and many have mentioned the association government to bring an exceptional bundle for the cultivating area. Gandhi on additionally said the arrival of nourishment grains to the states would help make extra room with Food Corporation of India (FCI) in front of acquisition of Rabi wheat and rice.