The writer is assistant professor (Economics), School of Liberal Studies, Ambedkar University.
All indications show that an economic revival will take some time — support is required during this period to at least prevent starvation.
What is disturbing is that in the middle of the current crisis some are now calling for a massive downsizing of the PDS and a shift to cash transfers in place of foodgrains.
The state has failed to create capacities for a timely, reliable, decentralised data regime.
Anganwadi workers, teachers, nurses are paid low salaries, their work devalued
The fight against malnutrition depends on more than economic growth.
The midday meal scheme needs greater political will,administrative accountability and personal responsibility