SC slams Cen­tre for not sup­ply­ing food grain to drought-hit states

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Court slammed the Cen­tre for fail­ing to com­ply with its di­rec­tions to sup­ply food grain to drought-af­fected ar­eas un­der the Na­tional Food Se­cu­rity Act. The bench of Jus­tice Madan B Lokur and Jus­tice N V Ra­mana said, kWe will dis­charge the Union of In­dia (as re­spon­dents from the case), if it is not able to do any­thing.y The bench's strong ob­ser­va­tion came in the course of a hear­ing on the com­pli­ance of sev­eral di­rec­tions is­sued by the court in its judge­ment on a pub­lic in­ter­est pe­ti­tion by non-profit Swaraj Ab­hiyan. The or­gan­i­sa­tion had sought the court's in­ter­ven­tion for re­lief to poor peo­ple in droughtaf­fected states, in­clud­ing Gu­jarat, Bi­har and Haryana.

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