In an open letter ahead of the upcoming G7 Summit, World Food Prize Laureates have written to G7 Heads to address the triple threat of Covid-19, climate change and conflict
Cross sectoral collaboration by establishing common platforms for knowledge sharing, including nutritional targets in water, sanitation and hygiene goals and vice versa, can help ensure sustainable solutions.
Provision of adequate and nutritious diets would serve its purpose better if popularised among intended beneficiaries through credible communication, particularly during health emergencies
Safe water, sustainable sanitation and good hygiene practices are the keys to the scaling-up nutrition among the vulnerable population groups in India
Shorter, local and climate-smart food supply chains are more likely to respond to local needs and empower the most vulnerable.
Adequate nutrition through the diversification of the food systems is vital for promoting health of people and the planet
Our country has pledged to build a zero-carbon economy by 2070. The Indian government has marked agriculture in its nationally determined contribution. This brings a huge challenge and opportunity for the country.
The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic poses an increased threat to maternal and child undernutrition, and compels us to reflect on the causes of maternal and child nutrition, and reaffirm the focus to improve the status.
Pesticide-free food products, as the phrase suggests, are products grown, stored, and packed without the use of any synthetic pesticides. These products are only minimally processed, thereby retaining their nutritional content.
Here comes an interview with Mr Sundeep Talwar, CMO, The Akshaya Patra Foundation.
Most often, carbohydrates (sugar, starches and fibres) are among the foods that we start avoiding in case of diagnosis of diabetes. We start considering all carbs as an enemy, but this is definitely not the case.
To level up your workout sessions without pain, injuries and muscle loss, you should fuel it right. Feeding the right nutrients to your body at the right time and in the right form, not just enhances your performance but also improves your stamina.
We must drive awareness about proteins, with emphasis on both aspects, quantity as well as the quality of protein in the Indian context to help combat undernutrition, improve the immune system, and reduce the burden on non-communicable diseases.
There are many reasons why anaemia develops in individuals, but iron deficiency is the most common cause. The National Family Health Survey- 4, 2015-2016 (NFHS-4), which presents state-wise data on nutrition indicators, showed that anaemia was widely prevalent in Maharashtra with53.8% of children below the age of five, and 48% of women, aged 15-49 years, being anaemic.
Seventh September 2021 marked the initiation of the Poshan Maah – a month of outreach and awareness activities under the Government of India’s flagship POSHAN Abhiyaan to improve nutritional outcomes for children, pregnant women and lactating mothers.
Science shows that malnutrition in early life, often manifested in form of stunting, is associated with adverse consequences in later life for morbidity and mortality, non-communicable diseases, learning capacity and productivity.
There is one agenda that cuts across various SDG’s and that’s of our Food Systems. Not only does it encapsulate ‘Zero Hunger’ and ‘Good Health and Wellbeing’ but our food systems impact almost every development goal.
With 28 years of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) and nearly 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats across the country, PRIs continue to be the drivers of development initiatives at the grassroots.
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.PTI Photo
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
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
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.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
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.