Tuesday, Dec 06, 2022

Food: Policy-Prices-PDS-Security etc

Centre Again Denied Permission To Delhi Govt For Ration Delivery Scheme: AAP

Oct 10, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

AAP alleged that it is a clear case of collusion between the BJP and the ration mafia.

Congress Slams Govt Over Rice Procurement Halt In Chhattisgarh

Jan 03, 2021 PTI

FCI not lifting the stocks would impact close to 21.52 lakh farmers, Congress spokesperson Gourav Vallabh said.

The Bonanza Of A Citizen-Centric Benefit Delivery System

India needs to create a 21st-century welfare ecosystem to transform benefit delivery programs. The private sector can help.

Let’s Make India Anemia Mukt

Aug 30, 2020 Alok Kohli

Anemia has affected over 40 per cent our nation’s population. Food fortification could play a major role in lowering its rate.

'Refusal' By Centre To Pay GST Compensation To States Nothing Short Of Betrayal: Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonai Gandhi was addressing a meeting of chief ministers of states ruled by non-NDA parties, which was convened by her ahead of the crucial GST Council meeting on Thursday and the Monsoon session of Parliament that is likely to start from September 14.

28 June, 2020

To Beat COVID, Eating Enough Is Not Enough

Devesh Roy and Manika Sharma

While ensuring food and economic security for the poor is obviously a high priority, we cannot ignore the clear linkage between unhealthy diets and the severity of the pandemic.

26 June, 2020

It’s Time To Walk The Talk

Raadhika Gupta

COVID-19 has exposed the huge gaps in our nutrition security. We need to fix them before it is too late.

15 May, 2020

'One Nation One Ration Card Not A Solution To Hunger Crisis': Social Activist Nikhil Dey

Preetha Nair

Social activist Nikhil Dey tells Outlook that the 'One Nation One Ration Card' scheme is impractical and universalization of Public Distribution System is the need of the hour to address the widespread starvation and hunger crisis.

21 April, 2020

The Problem Of Plenty: Steps To Beat The Hunger Pandemic

K.R. Venugopal

Now, we have the hungry and COVID-19, simultaneously. A deadly combination, especially for the migrant poor. Still, we can feed all our people, if only we organize our people and our public services properly, including by protecting them fully against COVID- 19.

11 September, 2019

Eat Local, Eat Seasonal, Eat Variety, Eat Healthy

Dr Arabinda K Padhee

Why achieving India’s nutrition security through sustainable food systems is the road ahead

28 June, 2019

FSSAI Plans Colour-Coded Label For Packaged Food Products With High Fat, Sugar, Salt

Outlook Web Bureau

'The idea behind the new labelling regulations is to enable citizens to know more about the composition of food products, so that they can make informed choices,' FSSAI said in a statement.


16 October, 2018

West Bengal Govt Launches 'Khadya Sathi', Extends Food Security To 8.5 Crore People: Mamata Banerjee

Outlook Web Bureau

Special assistance is also being given to the people of Jangalmahal and Hill areas besides Aila-affected areas and farmers of Singur, tea garden workers as well as the Toto tribe.

22 November, 2017

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.

PTI Photo

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

PTI Photo

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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