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Basanta Kumar Kar

What’s Cooking In The World’s Largest Kitchen On Makar Sankranti Day? A Sneak Peek Into The Jagannath Temple Kitchen

Jan 15, 2020 Charupadma Pati

The Ancient Harvest Festival Of Makar Sankranti, Celebrated To Welcome The Summer, Sends Out A Message Of Community Nutrition. A Look Into The Best-Loved Bhoga Of Lord Jagannath In Puri Reveals A Recipe That Is Unique As Well As Nutritious


“We Have To Be Monomaniacs On A Mission:” Lawrence Haddad

Why Everyone Needs To Come Together And Act Now To Overcome Malnutrition And Meet The Sustainable Development Goals Of 2030


'Nutrition Is Everybody’s Business And Nobody’s Responsibility'

How Lawrence Haddad, Food Fighter Par Excellence, Jolted The World With His Tough Math And Stark Logic. Introducing "Conversation With Stars," A Monthly Podcast Series Conducted By Basanta Kumar Kar, India’s Very Own Homespun Nutrition Man.


07 November, 2019

India’s Nutrition Man Touches New Heights To Eradicate A Low Scourge

Charupadma Pati

Basanta Kumar Kar’s life-long struggle brings awards and accolades. But his work is not done till the fight against malnourishment is won, he says.


01 October, 2019

Memories Of A Dream Come True

Basanta Kumar Kar

A development worker pays tribute to the women of Chhattisgarh, who fulfilled his dream of turning ‘Change Agents’ into ‘Change Leaders’ by fighting malnutrition electorally


15 September, 2019

What About A Nutrition Parliament?

Basanta Kumar Kar

Children are not vote banks. This is precisely why parliamentarians don’t usually do much to combat malnutrition. But unless they come forward collectively, the promise of Poshan Abhiyaan will remain unfulfilled


02 July, 2019

The Impending Nutrition Famine

Basanta Kumar Kar

The way ahead is fighting malnutrition together in an Indian way, to trigger transformative action.


27 May, 2019

Only Women -- As Small-Holder Farmers, Janani Nutrition Warriors, Can Help Achieve A Malnutrition-Free India

Basanta Kumar Kar

There is a critical need to invest in women and girls. Adolescent anaemia, poor access to education and skills training, and early marriages deepen the deprivation that women and young girls face.


20 May, 2019

A Separate Ministry Of Food Security And Nutrition Is Key For A Nutrition Revolution To Succeed

Basanta Kumar Kar

Like India’s Green and White revolutions, which received strong patronage and the highest political will to deliver and transform, a Nutrition Revolution needs a very well-structured institutional mechanism.


10 May, 2019

Outlook Group’s Poshan SpeakOut Gets A Knowledge Boost With PCI/India

Outlook Web Bureau

Project Concern International/India, that works closely in the field of nutrition, has joined hands with the Outlook Group as Knowledge Partner to bring relevant stories about nutrition to readers.


04 May, 2019

For A Nutrition Revolution In India To Succeed Women Need To Lead At The Forefront

Basanta Kumar Kar

Women are crucial to improving the nutrition status of the family and society. For a sustainable nutrition revolution, this mighty woman power needs to take control by changing the narrative.


27 April, 2019

India Has Gold Mine Of Success Stories To Bring About Nutrition Revolution

Basanta Kumar Kar

Today, people claim the central African country of Rwanda has the highest rate of breastfeeding (87%) in the world. But not many are aware that Surguja, a rural district in Chhattisgarh, has 87.5% breastfeeding rate (children below 6 months) which surpasses Rwanda.


23 April, 2019

A Sustainable Nutrition Revolution Is What India Needs Today!

Basanta Kumar Kar

More than 50 percent of women in India are anaemic and nearly 60 percent of children in the 6-23 months crucial age bracket are anaemic, hugely compounding the problem of malnutrition in the country.


05 February, 2019

Growing Malnutrition: An Emergency Staring India In The Face

Basanta Kumar Kar

Good Nutrition is a key driver in addressing India’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, writes Basanta Kumar Kar, Country Director, Project Concern International/India.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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