So that the Constitution of Jalisco contemplates the right to nutritious foodthe coordinator of the PRI caucus in the state Congress, Hugo Contreras Zepeda, presented a reform initiative in which he proposes to harmonize local legislation with what is already established by the Mexican Constitution.
“There are actions aimed at this, but they are not properly coordinated, there is no law. Once we achieve the constitutional reform, a secondary law must be made that establishes how and which dependencies must be coordinated in order for the program to be effective. There are already budgets and programs in different dependencies, what does not exist is the coordination and transversality that must be embodied in a law so that this reaches all parts of the State”, he said.
The deputy stated that with the legislation agencies such as the System for the Comprehensive Development of the State Family and the Secretariat of the Social Assistance System coordinate effortsin addition to adding initiatives such as the Food Bank.
The PRI referred that according to the measurements of the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (Coneval), in the country more than 28 million do not have access to a nutritious and sufficient diet. As far as Jalisco is concerned, In 2020, one million 242 thousand people with food shortages were registered.
Zepeda Contreras questioned the cancellation of programs such as community kitchens, full-time schools and childcare centerswhich he argued contributed to addressing this problem.
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