38.6c New Delhi, India, Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Community Kitchen Case: Additional Cost Of Rs. 5 Lakhs Imposed On Five States

By LawStreet News Network      18 February, 2020 05:02 PM      0 Comments
Community Kitchen Case Additional Cost Imposed

The Supreme Court on February 17, 2020 imposed an additional cost of ₹5 lakhs on five states - Delhi, Maharashtra, Odisha, Goa and Manipur for failing to deposit ₹5 lakhs which were imposed earlier for not complying with the directions of the Supreme Court to file their affidavits on a PIL seeking setting up of community kitchens across the country.

A bench headed by Justice N.V. Ramana refused to entertain the plea of some State Governments to waive off this penalty.

As per the statement of Attorney General K.K Venugopal, another affidavit is going to be filed soon. The matter has been listed for further hearing on April 08, 2020.

It was observed that only seven states/UTs have filed affidavits, in connection with the food security and community kitchens which include Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Karnataka, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Nagaland and Jammu & Kashmir.

The bench had then said that if State Governments file an affidavit within 24 hours, they will pay Rs. 1 lakh as cost and others who don't file a reply, will have to pay Rs. 5 lakhs.

A lot of children under the age of 5 are dying every day because of hunger and malnutrition. The plea alleged that this condition was violative of many fundamental rights, including the right to food and life of citizens.

The PIL sought a direction to the Centre for creating a national food grid for people falling outside the purview of the public distribution scheme.

The plea also stated that there are state-funded community kitchens being run in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Odisha, Jharkhand and Delhi. The meals are served at a subsidized rates and in hygienic conditions.


Author: Khushi Singh

Share this article:

User Avatar

Leave a feedback about this

Trending Legal Insiders
Need to safeguard judiciary from unwarranted pressures: 21 ex-judges write letter to CJI

21 ex-judges write to CJI Chandrachud urging protection of judiciary from pressures undermining its integrity and autonomy.

15 April, 2024 12:17 PM
Trending Judiciary
SC notice to ED; declines early date on plea by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal against arrest

SC issues notice to ED, declines early hearing on Delhi CM Kejriwal's plea against arrest in liquor scam.

15 April, 2024 03:08 PM


Trending Business
Misleading advts case: Baba Ramdev, Balkrishna tender apology

Baba Ramdev, Balkrishna apologize for misleading ads. SC contempt plea hearing set for April 10. Patanjali assures compliance with court orders.

10 April, 2024 10:44 AM
Trending Judiciary
SC allows gangster-turned-politician's son to attend 'Fatiha'

Supreme Court allows jailed MLA Abbas Ansari to attend his father's funeral prayers, granting temporary release under police custody.

10 April, 2024 11:11 AM
Trending Judiciary
Each moveable property not required to be disclosed by candidates in election: SC [Read Judgment]

SC rules not every movable asset needs disclosure in elections. Privacy rights preserved. Details vary per case. High value assets matter.

10 April, 2024 12:02 PM
Trending Judiciary
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal moves Supreme Court

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal moves Supreme Court against dismissal of plea in liquor policy scam case. Lawyers seek early hearing from CJI-led bench.

10 April, 2024 12:39 PM


Join Group

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email