Endorsement by experts of Draft Jharkhand State Food Security Rules under the National Food Security Act, 2013


Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 10:00 am

The Centre for Child and the Law (CCL) has been a significant contributor to the policy, legal and systemic landscapes associated with the implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013l. In pursuance of further strengthening these lNFSA implementation, CCL has taken up a crucial step to anchor the process of drafting a comprehensive set of rules under the NFSA, 2013 in atleast ten states in India.

After a foundational workshop that was organised at the NLSIU campus, to receive insights from domain experts, the first state round table discussion was held in \Jharkhand, in collaboration with National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi on 25th June 2024. The discussion facilitated the participation of representatives of civil society, academicians and practitioners and entailed comprehensive review of draft rules for the State of Jharkhand. CCL has formally received an endorsement from all the participants of this consultation. As a next step, CCL hopes to leverage the conducive environment and support in the State of Jharkhand to formally initiate the process of adoption of state rules. Furthermore, CCL hopes to engage with a wider spectrum of stakeholders to successfully facilitate the adoption of the rules and replication of the process in other states as well.

Endorsees (L to R): Mr. Vikas (WelthungerHilfe), Ms. Sasmita Jena (Welthungerhilfe), Prof. Shyamala (NUSRL), Prof. (Dr.) Ashok Patil (Vice Chancellor, NUSRL), Mr. Balram Jo (Right to Food Camplaign), Ms. Jyotsna Sripada (CCL), Ms. Diya Dasgupta (CCL), Mr. Vijay (PHIA foundation)