Interventions: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security:

State Consultation on Challenges to Food Security, Bhopal

10th July 2010
The National Consultation was organized on July 10, 2010 at Bhopal, with an objective of bringing the pertinent players- Ministers, CSOs and association of farmers and to have a brainstorming on the serious issue of Food Security. It is the need of the hour to come up with pro poor and pro farmer amendments that could be incorporated in the Food Security Bill, Seeds Bill and BRAI bill, which are to be presented in the parliament in the monsoon session. The representatives of different organizations working actively on the issue of food security critically examined the captioned bills and made important recommendations. The Consultation was an effort to take the opposition party into confidence as they can raise the voices and concerns of the poor aptly in the parliament. Also they can mount pressure on the UPA Government to mould the bill so that food security of the millions of people can be secured.