The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Agriculture, Basudeb Acharia, has sought an all-party meeting on India’s position at the ninth ministerial conference of the WTO in Bali next week, even as the Right to Food Campaign urged the government to reject the ‘Peace Clause’ that allows India a temporary reprieve from legal action against breaching permissible levels of support to public stockholding of cereals and subsidy for food security programme.

The Campaign wants the WTO to focus on rectifying “historical imbalances” such as a limit on subsidies under the Agreement on Agriculture. It is sending a two-member team to Bali to take part in the parallel civil society meetings.