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NGO planning to survey food related Govt schemes

Peoples Rights Forum (PRF) Assam a forum of NGOs, individuals and peoples organisation had decided to work for the food security in the state of Assam. The first executive meeting of the forum was held at hotel Alankar on 23rd August where the forum has decided to organize world food day in October at Jorhat. The forum which has been launched recently shall focus on right to food with special emphasize on Supreme Court guidelines on right to food. So far a survey has been in done in 7 districts of Assam by one of the member organization of the forum. The forum will also carry out more surveys in Assam and to begin with a survey shall be done in Guwahati city related to Public Distribution System and functioning of other food related schemes by central and the state government. The forum meeting was attended by its executive member from different parts of the state. The PRF Assam was finally formed last month in a meeting which was held at the RRTC in Umran, Meghalaya to carry out research, advocacy and awareness programme related to right to food in the state of Assam.

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Ranjan K Baruah's picture

Citizen Journalist and activist.

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Satyen's picture

This sounds great. Anyways, its time Assam Times gather better staff members and writers for itself. We miss articles by the likes of Dr. Hiren Gohain, Pallavi Barua, DN Bezbaruah, Anjali Doimari, Megan Kachari and Rongbong Terong.
Debojit Das's picture

I have seen many networks or forum of this kind. Will it sustain?
R. Pegu's picture

This website does lack articles by the people mentioned by one reader Satyen. Indeed persons like Hiren Gohain, Sanjoy Hazarika, Pallavi Barua,Anjali Doimari are few bold writers of the region. They are some of the most Objective columnists whose writings voice the ground reality and not political gains by resorting to subjectivity. Needless to say, opportunists are offended by their observations and come up with ridiculous, absurd allegations which again these persons of steel take in their stride gracefully.

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