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Raise coverage under food security Act: Supreme Court tells Centre

The apex court directed the Centre to re-determine coverage in accordance with Section 9 of the NFSA

Raise coverage under food security Act: Supreme Court tells Centre
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Pointing out the need for registration of unorganised sector workers, the court said the government should ensure such people can access benefits under various welfare schemes and policies

Bhavini Mishra New Delhi
The Supreme Court directed the Centre to come out with a solution so that benefits under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) are not restricted in accordance with the Census 2011. And, more and more needy persons get the benefits under the Act.

Keeping in mind that the ‘Right to Food’ is a fundamental right available under Article 21 of the Constitution, in 2021, the apex court directed the Centre to re-determine coverage in accordance with Section 9 of the NFSA. 

“The Union of India did not undertake any exercise to re-determine coverage under the Act. Therefore, the current petition

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First Published: Aug 24 2022 | 9:38 PM IST

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