This episode focuses on People’s Mid Term Appraisal in terms of Dalit perspective to ensuring their well-being and development and that the planning process should not only focus on planning alone but benefit them entirely.
This episode comes at a time when Wada Na Todo Abhiyan and other partners are engaged in facilitating Peoples’ Mid-term Appraisal of the 11th five year plan for the first time across the country. In this episode we have interviewed Mr. Amitabh Behar, convenor of WNTA, who has been part of many such consultations. We have also interviewed Prof. Abhijit Sen, member of Planning Commission of India, who elaborated on the 11th plan and its mid-term appraisal.
This episode highlights various problems faced by the people of India due to increase in food price and lack of good harvest. Food Security is not just a poverty issue; it is much larger issue that involves the whole food system and normal living style which affects everyone in some way or other.