Growth Story and Right to Health


  • Shobhna Jeet Assistant Professor, School of Legal Studies, Apeejay Stya University, Gurgaon, India Email Address:



Safety of Helath, Right to Health, Right to health, Food Security, Constitutional Right on Right to Health


The growth performance of Indian economy has been impressive since the adoption of economic reforms of Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization (LPG) in 1991. We are boasting an emerging economy in the race of biggest economies of the world. The economy has been able to secure the growth rate of more than 7 percent for last decade that confirms it robustness. The per-capita income of the people has increased substantially which indicates the improvement in the living standard of the people. Improved living condition has multidimensional effects in the form of better health, education, prosperous life, etc. which is also the part and parcel of fundamental rights enshrined in our Constitution. Aiming at that the Food Security Act, 2013 has been made. The major objective of this scheme is to increase production and productivity of wheat, rice and pulses on a sustainable basis as to ensure food security of the country. Thus, the aim of the paper is to highlight the growth of allocation to health consecutively. Second throw light on food security in India and right to health. Third how the education and women empowerment can play vital role in order to achieve balanced diet and proper health.


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How to Cite

Shobhna Jeet. (2018). Growth Story and Right to Health. Legal Research Development, 2(IV), 47–57.