2008: PUCL vs Union of India and others, Civil Writ Petition 196 of 2001
Supreme Court hearings on the right to food (PUCL vs Union of India and others, Civil Writ Petition 196 of 2001) have been held at regular intervals since April 2001. Though the judgement is still awaited, interim orders have been passed from time to time. An order directing acceptance of the Wadhwa Commission Report on the functioning of Public Distribution System. The order also directs the Commission to extend its exercise through the entire country, and submit a report within six months.