Sunday, April 18, 2010

[ZESTCaste] Right to Food act to be brought out soon, says HM

Right to Food act to be brought out soon, says HM

Chennai, Apr 18 (PTI) Union Home Minister P Chidambaram today said the
Centre would soon come out with a comprehensive Right to Food Act.

"After the Right to Information Act, Right to Work Act and Right to
Education Act, the Government is working on a Right to food Act, which
will be enforced soon," he said at a function here.

He claimed that the Congress-led UPA government's rights based
approach has ensured faster economic growth, benefiting all sections
of society in the country.

On the education front, he said disbursement of loans and scholarships
to students, especially Dalits, has reached "unprecedented levels"
under the UPA government.

In 2008-2009, education loans worth Rs 25,000 crore were disbursed to
poor students and this figure was expected to go up to Rs 45,000 crore
during 2009-2010, benefiting about 25 lakh students, he said.

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