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PDS: From Food Security to Nutrition Security

PDS: From Food Security to Nutrition Security

While India's PDS, the world's biggest food security initiative, has helped avert famines, it has not been able to provide nutrition security, because for decades, foodgrain self-sufficiency and not nutrition, has been the focus of the political discourse

24 April 2022
What Ignites Hatred In The Belly?

What Ignites Hatred In The Belly?

The new welfarism as part of the neoliberal reforms undertaken in early 1990s is yet to ensure that all citizens receive enough nutritious food

17 June 2022

Global Hunger Index Might Not Be Flawless But India Still Needs To Take It As Warning

The Centre has reacted angrily at the new Global Hunger Index, but experts say it should plug loopholes in the food delivery system.

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

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

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

10 October 2021

Congress Slams Govt Over Rice Procurement Halt In Chhattisgarh

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

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16 November 2020
The Bonanza Of A Citizen-Centric Benefit Delivery System

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.


30 August 2020
Let’s Make India Anemia Mukt

Let’s Make India Anemia Mukt

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


26 August 2020
'Refusal' By Centre To Pay GST Compensation To States Nothing Short Of Betrayal: Sonia Gandhi

'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...


29 June 2020
To Beat COVID, Eating Enough Is Not Enough

To Beat COVID, Eating Enough Is Not Enough

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...


27 June 2020
It’s Time To Walk The Talk

It’s Time To Walk The Talk

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


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15 May 2020
'One Nation One Ration Card Not A Solution To Hunger Crisis': Social Activist Nikhil Dey

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

Social activist Nikhil Dey tells Outlook that the 'One Nation One Ration Card' scheme is impractical and universalization of Public Distribution System is the...


21 April 2020
The Problem Of Plenty: Steps To Beat The Hunger Pandemic

The Problem Of Plenty: Steps To Beat The Hunger Pandemic

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...


03 April 2020
Coronavirus Puts India On Highway To Hunger: Despite Bumper Harvest Why Food Riots Lurk

Coronavirus Puts India On Highway To Hunger: Despite Bumper Harvest Why Food Riots Lurk

In the aftermath of the coronavirus-forced lockdown, distribution networks are choked and states are clueless on how to move the food to where it is required


10 January 2020
Hunger Games

Hunger Games

India’s social security system needs strenghtening


11 September 2019
Eat Local, Eat Seasonal, Eat Variety, Eat Healthy

Eat Local, Eat Seasonal, Eat Variety, Eat Healthy

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


20 September 2019
Rage Of A Silent, Invisible Killer Called Malnutrition - Why Shining India Is In Grip Of An Epic Calamity

Rage Of A Silent, Invisible Killer Called Malnutrition - Why Shining India Is In Grip Of An Epic Calamity

Despite designing the world’s earliest and largest schemes on hunger and malnutrition, having surplus grains and food wastage, millions of Indians go to...


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09 August 2019
One Nation, One Ration Card! Centre's Right To Food Campaign May Leave Plates Empty

One Nation, One Ration Card! Centre's Right To Food Campaign May Leave Plates Empty

Centre’s proposals for single-point solutions to state subjects raise the Opposition’s hecklesThe BJP-led NDA government's plan to link ration cards with...


28 June 2019
FSSAI Plans Colour-Coded Label For Packaged Food Products With High Fat, Sugar, Salt

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

'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...


15 February 2019
Turning Food To Feed

Turning Food To Feed

Between the farm and the table lies the rot and a racket


03 November 2018
In Poll-Bound Madhya Pradesh, Farmers’ Anger Grows Despite A Good Harvest

In Poll-Bound Madhya Pradesh, Farmers’ Anger Grows Despite A Good Harvest

In the fertile farmlands of Mandsaur, political allegiance still grows tall. As does farmers’ discontent and anger.


16 October 2018
West Bengal Govt Launches 'Khadya Sathi', Extends Food Security To 8.5 Crore People: Mamata Banerjee

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

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...


17 March 2018
An Army On Its Stomach

An Army On Its Stomach

The farmers’ march in Mumbai was a success, but progress will need national coordination



27 June 2017
Crash Boom Bang

Crash Boom Bang

Farmer protests have been loudest in states with high agricultural growth. What explains the paradox?


24 June 2017
‘More Efficient Trading System Can Substitute The Middlemen’

‘More Efficient Trading System Can Substitute The Middlemen’

Commission agents can be exploitative, but they also provide services to farmers, says economist Abhijit Sen.


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