Author: Meena Kumari
Author Affiliation: Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi
Abstract: This article is an attempt to explore the major shifts in the food policy framework of India. Though the food policy in India experienced various changes in the pre-reform period i,e before 1991 and in the post-reform period after 1991. But the momentous transformation in the food policy of India came after the Supreme Court verdict of 2001 which has formulated the policy of Right to food as a legal entitlement and directed the states to explore the mechanisms to make it accessible to the people. On the basis of existing literature, recent technology initiatives and the field experiences of few states, this article argues that the implementation of the policy of right to food is a challenging task for the states seeing its connection with right to life. But overall the major thrust of food policy always remained towards the poor people specifically living in rural areas.
Keywords: Right to food, India, PDS, Reforms, Constitution, Justice, State.