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Right to Food (RTF) a basic human right

The right to be free from hunger and malnutrition is a fundamental human right of every woman, man, youth and child. The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaimed that "everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and his family including food".           Read More>>


FIAN West Bengal - a new school of human rights

An affiliated section of Food First Information and Action Network (FIAN), an International Human Rights Organisation based in Germany and working towards ensuring right to food-worldwide FIAN WB was established in the year 1991 by eminent social activists, human rights activists and others The section presently covers West Bengal and neighbouring states in eastern India.      Read More about Fian WB>>



Fian - West Bengal, India - Right to Food a basic human right

FIAN Success Stories

FIAN West Bengal successfully intervened in Bhograi, Baliapal, Orissa when villages faced threats of eviction due to the plan of the government to build a missile base there. The intervention was a great success as the government was forced to drop the plan.

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RIGHT TO FOOD IN INDIA : A PROFILE

In India, the food situation is appalling: Nearly half of all Indian children are undernourished, half of all adult women are anemic and more than one third have a body mass index which shows chronic energy deficiency. In international perspective, India is one of the most undernourished countries in the world..

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