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Food security


‘Might be useful to provide money to mothers to buy vegetables... so that it helps expand local production’

October 21, 2020 5:30 am

"It is practically difficult to include many food items... There is this staple food — rice and wheat or pulses — and then there is a programme like mid-day meal to provide hot cooked meals to children at schools. And there is this special intervention of ICDS," says Bishow P. arajuli

Agricultural bills will provide legal framework for contract-farming

October 19, 2020 8:57 am

This is the essence of the reform, not the circumventing of mandis or the ECA. And it will benefit everyone — farmers, industry and consumers.

What we eat and why has a richer history than the political chauvinism of today would have us believe

February 24, 2020 11:27 am

Myths are as much a part of the world of gastronomy as aromas and flavours. The rules of the table are not just about the rigid separation between savoury and sweet courses, they are also about identities and power structures.

Government must engage in a collaborative effort with farmer groups

January 24, 2020 11:33 am

There is an ambiguous provision to levy income tax on “dairying”. Either the provision should be removed or it should be clarified that it does not include dairy farmers. Dairying is a part of agriculture and as per the Constitution, it is a state subject.

Food scarcity is real and a staple diet of dal-chawal can save us: Study

January 23, 2019 6:56 pm

The EAT–Lancet Commission addresses the need to feed a growing global population a healthy diet while also defining sustainable food systems that will minimise damage to our planet.

UN report says fragile climate puts food security at risk

November 28, 2018 2:30 pm

Food security remains tenuous for many millions of people who lack access to affordable, adequately nourishing diets for a variety of reasons, the most common being poverty.

World Food Day: Govt working continuously to achieve zero hunger by 2030, says Agriculture Minister

October 16, 2018 5:37 pm

Minister of state for agriculture Parshottam Rupala stressed on the need to promote food processing to ensure better income to farmers.

South Delhi: Six months on, SDMC scheme to provide food to the poor hits roadblock at all four locations

June 09, 2018 4:45 am

The idea was to serve dishes such as puri, chapatti, rice, rajma, vegetables, chhole and halwa at a nominal price. One of these items would be served daily. But at all four places, agencies meant to provide the meals have stopped for different reasons.

Surat PDS scam: To verify beneficiaries biometric data to be replaced with Aadhaar details

February 07, 2018 8:34 am

"Even if they bring Aadhaar data for verification, there is no mechanism to prevent Surat-like lapse. As the confidentiality of Aadhaar data is also questionable," an activits said.

Government's claim that 4 crore fake ration cards were deleted in over two years questioned by activists

August 10, 2017 8:51 pm

 The activists said that there is no evidence to back the Prime Minister’s claim, as neither is the information available publicly, nor were the relevant authorities able to provide it under the Right to Information.