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Right to food triumphs at Supreme Court of Nepal

For a long time, cases of extreme poverty, HIV infection, gender, caste and disability-based violence, natural calamity and conflict had led most marginalized groups in Nepal to homelessness and ostracism. According to existing legal provisions on social security, a person who does not have any property (or relative that cannot provide one) and is not capable of being gainfully employed, shall, upon the recommendation of the concerned Village Development Committee or Municipality, receive regular food rations and two pairs of clothes per year. Yet, these provisions, in addition to being insufficient, are hardly ever implemented.
Nepal
Issue: Right To Food Typology: Laws
right2food local food policies
04/08/16