Roy says the government should work toward allaying shortcomings in the National Food Security Act
Jaipur: Social activist Aruna Roy on Friday termed the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government’s Aadhaar project as an “illegal document," demanding that it should not be made mandatory to avail basic services.
The government should work toward allaying shortcomings in the National Food Security Act, she told reporters.
Roy claimed that following the implementation of the Act several families which were receiving food grains are now getting lesser than the original quantity.
The Act only covers basic staples (wheat and rice), and not pulses and oil that are basic ingredients of a meal in a poor household, Roy, who is the president of National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW), said.
Claiming that the protest against the implementation of Aadhaar scheme was gaining momentum, NFIW’s general secretary Annie Raja said that its implementation is not right.
Demanding the passage of the women’s reservation Bill in the forthcoming session of Parliament, Roy questioned the laxity in the passage of the Bill when women were already getting a 50% reservation at panchayat-level.
The federation also threatened to sit on a ‘dharna’ in front of the Parliament on 25 November to press for their demands. PTI