The news and articles posted in this site, mostly, are linked and or taken from different sources i.e., national and local papers and news magazines, ministries’ and state governments’ websites. Some are written by the Commissioners and staff. Only significant news and articles are contained here: those that convey “real issues” relevant to the “discourse” on the right to food.

These news and articles are classified by year, by state, and by subject.

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YearStateSubjectTitleAuthor/Source
2011DelhiHomelessnessHomeless to be counted on the night of Feb 28 Avantika Shrivastava, msn.com
2011GoaHomelessnessProvedoria opens doors to homeless Paul Fernandes, Times of India
2011AllHomelessnessStreet children, homeless gear up for Census oneindia.com
2010Uttar PradeshHomelessnessIndia floods leave 2 million people homeless, destroy crops The Economic Times
2010AllHomelessness100,000 homes for the homeless in India by 2015 newkerala.com
2010Bihar, West BengalHomelessnessTornado leaves almost one million homeless in India International Business Times
2009AllHomelessnessHomeless in India lawyerjourno.com
2009DelhiHomelessnessIndia razes slums, leaves poor homeless Sara Sidner, CNN World
2008BiharHomelessnessTrauma of hunger displacing fear of homelessnes Nikhil Dve, IBNLive.in.com
2008AllHomelessnessStreet-side story Arpan Tulsyan, indiatogether.org
2007MumbaiHomelessnessHomeless in Mumbai Abhishek Bharadwaj, merinews.com
2005DelhiHomelessnessHomeless in Delhi Annie Zaide, Frontline magazine
1987AllHomelessnessHomelessness - an Issue Hari Shrinivas, gdrc.org
2011AllFood Entitlement BillA flawed approach to food security Himanshu Kumar, livemint.com
2011AllFood Entitlement BillIndia's foodgrain policy:an economic perspective (pdf) Kaushik Basu, Economic & Political Weekly
2011AllHomelessnessIndia takes step forward in tackling maternal health Guardian
2011AllFood Entitlement BillGoing against grain Reetika Khera, Hindustan Times
2010AllFood Entitlement BillA right denied (pdf) Jayati Ghosh, Frontline Magazine
2010AssamICDSOn the margin Sushant Talukdar, Frontline Magazine
2010AllICDSDividing Children T.K. Rajalakshmi, Frontline Magazine
2010Jammu and KashmirMGNREGABarefoots Harsh Mander, The Hindu
2010AllFood Entitlement BillStunted India A.K. Sivakumar, Frontline Magazine
2010AllFood Entitlement BillDharana (pdf) Sameet Panda, SCC
2010OrissaStarvationJCE: circumstantial evidences prove starvation deaths in Orissa? (pdf) SCC
2010Madhya PradeshStarvationSpread Hunger Mahim Pratap Sing, Frontline Magazine
2010JarkhandStarvationChronic Hunger Ajoy Ashirwad Mahaprashasta, Frontline Magazine
2010AllICDS,TPDSBlinkered vision Vandana Prasad, Frontline Magazine
2010HaryanaICDSLess than normal T.K. Rajalakshmi, Frontline Magazine
2010MaharashtraICDS, TPDS, MGNREGANo jobs, no food Lyla Bavadam, Frontline Magazine
2010Gujarat, Jammu and KashmirTPDS The Gujjars and Bakerwals of J&K M.L. Dhar, international
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2010AllTPDSThe wrongs about the right to food Ananya Mukherjee Reed, Outlook Magazine
2010AllTPDSNot a grain truth Samar Halamkar, Hindustan Times
2010AllTPDSUPA loves inflation Sadiq Naqvi, Hard News
2010AllTPDS, ICDS, National Food Entitlement BillTheir growth pangs Samar Halamkar, Hindustan Times
2009AllTPDSModernisation of Public Distribution System in India through Computerisation (pdf) N.C. Saxena, SCC
2008AllICDSBiscuits can't replace mid-day meals in schools (pdf)
2008JharkhandMGNREGAAttacking the Right to Ask (pdf)
2008AllMGNREGALifeline for the rural poor (pdf)
2008AllMGNREGAMy Budget Wish! (pdf) Shivnath Thukrat, NDTV
2008AllMGNREGAEmployment guarantee: beyond propaganda (pdf) Jean Dreze
2008RajasthanMGNREGATriumph of transparency (pdf) Sowmya Kerbart Sivakumar
2008AllMGNREGAMove beyond spadework (pdf) S.B. Mishra, Hindustan Times
2007AllICDSReducing Malnutrition in India (pdf) N.C. Saxena, SCC
2007AllICDSChildren in the XI Plan—Outlays and Outcomes (pdf)N.C. Saxena, SCC
2007JharkhandICDSBrief Review of Food Supply to ICDS programme in Jharkhand (pdf)N.C. Saxena, SCC
2007AllICDSContempt action dropped against four Chief Secretaries The Hindu
2007GujaratICDSLife miserable in Gujarat relief colonies: court panel (pdf)
2007ChhattisgarhICDSIndia grapples with hunger pangs (pdf) NDTV
2007Madhya PradeshICDS Anganwadis provide nutritious food (pdf) Rubina Khan Shapoo, MP
2007RajasthanICDS The paradox that is Rajasthan (pdf) Vimala Ramachandran
2007AllTPDSPublic Distribution System in India—A few suggestions (pdf) N.C. Saxena, SCC
2007AllMGNREGAEmployment Guarantee: Progress So Far (pdf) Lalit Mathur, Economic & Political Weekly
2007Andhra Pradesh, OrissaMGNREGAA Happy Tale From Two States (pdf) Yamini Aiyar
2007OrissaMGNREGANREGA: Dismantling The Contractor Raj (pdf) Jean Dreze
2007Tamil NaduMGNREGAThe Hundred Days Basket (pdf) Nirmala Lakshman
2007Tamil NaduMGNREGAState Government considering creches on NREGA worksites (pdf)
2007Tamil NaduMGNREGALong Road to Employment Guarantee (pdf) Jean Dreze and Sowmya Kidambi, The Hindu
2007AllMGNREGACommendable Act (pdf) Jean Dreze and Christian Oldiges
2007Chhattisgarh, Madhya PradeshMGNREGAFuture in a Job Card (pdf)
2007ChhattisgarhMGNREGANew Hope For NREGA From Chhattisgarh (pdf) Avijit Ghosh, TNN
2006AllICDSInvesting in our children (pdf)
2006Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Punjab, West Bengal, Haryana and Uttar PradeshICDSSupreme Court summons nine Chief Secretaries (pdf)
2006AllICDSICDS — The Entitlement of Every Indian Child (pdf) Nirmala Lakshman
2006AllICDSIndia Prosperity Creates Paradox; Many Children Are Fat, Even More Are Famished Somini Sengupta, New York Times
2006AllICDSIndia has failed in childcare and nutrition, says Amartya Sen Parul Sharma
2006AllICDSGaping holes in child development scheme (pdf)
2006AllICDSIndia's future goes to bed hungry (pdf)
2006DelhiICDSGovernment makes a meal (pdf) Nidhi Sharma, TNN
2006AllICDSChildren under six - out of the spotlight (pdf) Jean Dreze
2006AllICDSThe entitlement of every Indian child (pdf) Nirmala Lakshman, The Hindu
2006Madhya PradeshICDSKids steeped in hunger, while officials fiddle (pdf) Sachin Kumar Jain
2006AllICDSHundred and twenty-ninth report of the committee on petitions (pdf) Rajya Sabha, Government of India
2006AllICDSFeed babies when they are born (pdf) Arun Gupta, Civil Society Magazine
2006AllMDMSSchool meals make slow progress (pdf) Padmalatha Ravi
2006KarnatakaTPDSRation-Cards for Marginalized Families: a field study in Karnataka (pdf) Narendra Foundation and ActionAid International India
2006AllTPDSEnds and Means (pdf) C.H. Hanumantha Rao, Times of India
2005AllICDSYoung Children's Well-being: A Public Concern (pdf) Dipa Sinha
2005AllICDSStruggle for their rights Kathyayini Chamaraj
2005AllICDSFootsoldiers ask for a Better Deal (pdf) Kathyayini Chamaraj
2005AllICDSThe unsung heroines of India (pdf) Jayati Ghosh
2005AllICDSResolution of the National Convention on Regularisation of ICDS (pdf)
2005AllICDSComments on ICDS Budget, 2005–2006 (pdf) HAQ Centre for Child Rights
2005AllMDMSFood, for education (pdf) Annie Zaidi
2005AllTPDSIt is time for Kumbhakarna to wake up (pdf) The Hindu
2005AllTPDSTheorising food security and poverty in the era of economic reforms (pdf) Utsa Patnaik, Jawharlal Nehru University
2005AllTPDS, MDMSWhose Right to Food: Caste Discrimination and Food Security Programs (pdf) Sukhadeo Thorat and Joel Lee, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies
2004AllICDSLiterature Survey on the ICDS (pdf) Antara Haldar
2004AllMDMSGroundswell for mid-day meal scheme (pdf) Kalpana Parikh and Summiya Yasmeen, indiatogether.org
2004AllMDMSReforming the Mid-day Meal Programme (pdf) Madhu and Bharat Dogra
2004AllMDMSTowards effective school health (pdf) Tara Gopaldas
2004AllMDMSDalits and the right to food: discrimination and exclusion in food related government programs (pdf)Sukhadeo Thorat and Joel Lee, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies
2004West BengalMDMSThe Possibilities of Mid-day Meal Programme in West Bengal (pdf) Kumar Rana, Pratichi Trust
2004AllMDMSMid-day meal scheme and schools—A need for universal Coverage (pdf) Shantha Sinha
2003AllICDSHousehold Food Security and Integrated Child Development Services in India (pdf) Brinda Viswanathan, Madras School of Economics
2003AllMDMSHunger in the Classroom (pdf) Jean Dreze and Vivek S.
2003GujaratMDMSThese kids told: you are Dalit, go eat elsewhere (pdf) Janyala Sreenivas, Indian Express
2003KarnatakaMDMSUntouchable Lunch (pdf) Parvathi Menon
2003Uttar Pradesh, BiharMDMSStrike Against Hunger (pdf) Anita Pratap, Outlook Magazine
2003Tamil NaduMDMSStrike Against Hunger (pdf) Anuradha K. Rajivan
2002RajasthanMDMSMid-day Meals in Rajasthan Reetika Khera
2002MaharashtraTPDSCivil Society Engagement and India’s Public Distribution System: Lessons from the Rationing Kruti Samiti in Mumbai (pdf) Rob Jenkins and Anne Marie Goetz
2001OrissaMDMSHero by name and deed (pdf) The Hindu
1994AllMDMSSampoorna Bal Vikas (pdf) M.P. Parameswaran