The concept of food security is to ensure that all people, at all times, should get access to the basic food, advocate Meihoubam Rakesh said.
How damaging the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic turn out to be for food security, nutrition and the livelihood of farmers, fishers and others working along the food supply chain will depend in large part on policy response over the short, medium and the long terms.
Global strategy to transition towards a sustainable global agricultural model that reduces food wastage while reducing the use of pesticides is the need of the hour.
The scheme had full in-built flexibility to ensure that no deserving person was left out and accordingly, the on-ground responsibilities of identification of eligible migrants / stranded migrants and other needy persons and subsequently distribution of food-grains to them under this scheme was given to state and UT governments.
The Social Youth Organisation has appealed to the government to address the problem of the economically backward people of Sanjenbam, Manipur.
Social Welfare Minister Nemcha Kipgen continued providing help to the needy people of Twilang area in Kangpokpi district.
Around 110 poor people including widow, widower and aged people of Keithelmanbi area from various communities were distributed rice, dal, potato and other essential items by the minister.
The judgment was passed in connection with the PIL filed by social activist Th Premlata on non-supply of the entitled quantities of food grains from the month of December 2019 till date to the beneficiaries.
HRA executive director Babloo Loitongbam said that a book already released based on the judgment of the Manipur High Court on NFSA has not been able to fully educate the people on the issue of food security.
Even during this civilizational crisis and national calamity, there is no end to heartless politics by exploiting the tragedy to reap political dividend.