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Food security

Let’s Revisit Our Food Safety And Distribution Methods 

Feb 13, 2021 Thirukumaran Nagarajan

From consumer awareness to farming practices, it’s time to revise the entire farm to fork process. Here’s how. 

How To Improve Food Security And Nutritional Outcomes

Jan 15, 2021 Mr. Vijay Avinandan

Food security and nutrition in India have worsened since the last NFHS round with 18 states showing worsened stunting levels among children under five.

What Could Be India’s Development Prospects In 2021?

The focus should be on three pillars namely self-sufficiency, food security and social security for India to progress holistically.

The Numbers Game: Family Health Survey Reflects Nutrition Paradox

Dec 14, 2020 Raadhika Gupta

As 2020 comes to a close, here's some facts and figures on how India and the world are performing on food and nutrition security.

VP Naidu Calls For Building Equitable Society On International Day For Eradication of Poverty

The theme for this year addresses the challenge of achieving social and environmental justice for all.

13 October, 2020

Nutritional Needs, Food Security To Strengthen India's Backbone

Pratibha Pandey

ChildFund's program 'MACHAN' is a holistic program to adress key issues like, malnutrition, mother and child health, new-born care, and adolescent nutrition.

09 October, 2020

UN World Food Programme Awarded 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

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The Rome-based organisation provided assistance to almost 100 million people in 88 countries around the world last year.

28 September, 2020

Rajasthan Govt Approves Proposal For Free Wheat, Pulses To Over 4 Lakh Families


Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had directed to ensure food security for the people who are facing a livelihood crisis amidst the pandemic and financially weaker sections.

05 September, 2020

Is India Heading Towards A Health Crisis Post This Pandemic?


Several programmes are being organised by the government to cope with malnutrition in children, pregnant women and lactating mothers during the National Nutrition Month or Poshan Maah.

02 September, 2020

We Need A Jan Andolan For A Malnutrition-Free India

Vinay Sahasrabuddhe

We have only a small window of opportunity before our demographic dividend ends. We must make the most of it.

17 August, 2020

The Hourglass Phenomena

Dr Alok Ranjan

Just as in an hourglass all the grains of sand trickling down can settle at different places, a convergence across various nutrition streams can yield multiple benefits


14 July, 2020

Number Of Undernourished People Declines In India; Obesity In Adults On The Rise: UN


The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report, released on Monday, estimated that almost 690 million people globally were undernourished (or hungry) in 2019, up by 10 million from 2018.

06 July, 2020

‘The Meanest Of All The Fats’

Paramjeet Singh and Nilanjana Bose

Hydrogenated Trans Fats in our food cause irreparable harm to our cardiovascular system, killing more than 500,000 people every year. We need to cap it now.

03 July, 2020

Want Food Security? Try Agroecology

Colin Todhunter

Decentralised, local community-owned food systems based on shorter food supply chains that can cope with future shocks are now needed more than ever.

01 July, 2020

For Food Security, Community Involvement Is The Key

Anumeha Verma and Debjeet Sarangi

With a little help and encouragement, tribals from two remote blocks in Odisha banish malnourishment while wooing biodiversity in their region.

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.

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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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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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