India - Lok Manch, National Platform for food security, launched in New Delhi
120 activists representing around 100 organizations from 12 States have come together on April 6 at Indian Social Institute, New Delhi, for the launch of Lok Manch, which is a national platform for ensuring food security. The launch of Lok Manch was part of a three-day workshop wherein the participants deliberated on the various entitlements enshrined in the National Food Security Act 2013. The participants also explored effective strategies to capacitate the grassroots communities enabling them to know, and understand the various provisions of the Act and to use them well as rightful citizens. High on the agenda of these activists is a program of leadership formation at the grassroots so that the people would take charge of their lives to live with dignity. Learn more...