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A Current Scenario of India’s Fight against “Undernourishment”: A Draconian Aspect

time  On 11 Apr 2018    user  Soumya Gupta

Soumya Gupta is a Research Economist with the TCI program. Her research interests lie at the intersections of food security, agriculture and maternal and child nutrition. She is currently associated with TCI’s TARINA project and is working on activities centered on research design, project implementation and evaluation as well as empirical research. This interview with her, elaborated on prevailing condition of undernourishment in India. She also mentions the factors that are lacking behind for addressing the problem. She stressed on coming together of experts from different disciplines of science and government agencies instead of each discipline (or department or ministry) addressing the problem in a stand- alone manner.

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Millets: Finding a Way into our Diet

time  On 23 Mar 2018    user  Latha Nagarajan

In the interview, it is said that declaring 2018 as Millets Year can increase the awareness among people to include millets in the diet. Government has to bring policies favouring millets. Here they give us some policy recommendations.

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Has Food Security Bill Reduced Malnutrition in India ?

time  On 29 Dec 2017    user  Rudra Narayan Mishra

Rudra Narayan Mishra, Asst Professor at Gujarat Institute of Development Research talks about National Food Security Act. Its implementation throughout country, problems in implementation. He also talks about how the coverage and implementation of Integrated Child Development Scheme is less a...

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The Intergenerational Cycle of Malnutrition and Ill-health

time  On 22 Aug 2017    user  Anushree Shiroor

In the interview Anushree says that malnutrition in the early years and inter-generational cycle of malnutrition leads to adolescent malnutrition in India. Data related to adolescent malnutrition is lacking in India and there is a need to include them in nutrition surveillance. Awareness ...

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Organic Farming in India: Current Scenario and Future Prospects.

time  On 12 Jul 2017    user  Purvi Vyas

Purvi Vyas is an organic farmer. She has a background in Environmental Management and a few years of experience in environmental education. It was the gap between what she was preaching as an environmentalist and practicing in her personal life that made her take up organic farming....

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Dietary Transition: Implications for Nutrition

time  On 21 Feb 2017    user  Vani S. Kulkarni

Dr Vani took up the studies of diet diversification as it was found that poverty reduced sharply but undernourishment did not. She is of the opinion that with growing urbanisation and changing lifestyles our food has become more fat based. Obesity and underweight have to be tackled fast as these can ...

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Making Pulses Affordable in India

time  On 20 Jan 2017    user  Pramod Kumar Joshi

Pulses are considered to be a good source of proteins which can reduce malnutrition in India. There is a need to it affordable in the country. In the interview Dr Joshi points out the major reasons for the production of pulses to be stagnant and the policy recommendations for pulses sector.

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Reviving Pulses in India

time  On 20 Jan 2017    user  Satish Y. Deodhar

According to Dr Satish Deodhar, there has to be technological innovation in pulses also like wheat and rice. Pulses are environmentally friendly and sustainable crop and their social benefit is very high. Government can sell pulses for options on futures market.

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Pulse Production: Trends and Challenges

time  On 16 Nov 2016    user  K N. Ganeshaiah

In the interview Dr Ganeshaiah says Declaring 'International Year of Pulses' perhaps has more significance to, and is more pertinent to India. Because, as it’s people, the second largest in the world, derive their protein requirement almost entirely from pulses. Thus the country needs to take this opportuni...

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Nutritional Status in Maharashtra

time  On 05 Oct 2016    user  Manisha Karne

My observation is wherever the female literacy rate is low and the gender gap in literacy is high, the percent of women with anemia (with HB level of less than7) is also high. Literacy rate and infant mortality rate are inversely related indicating a direct link between the education level of women and child health status.

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Women and Nutrition Challenge in India

time  On 22 Sep 2016    user  Aparajita Chattopadhyay

In spite of the good economic growth, we failed to provide basic minimum facilities that can guarantee steady income and investment on education and health by every Indian and not by a selectively few. Neither reservation policy nor targeted programme can solve a deep-rooted problem like undernutrition in a mag...

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