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Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture – Implications for Food Production in Tamil Nadu, India

Policy makers in India need to pay careful attention to the potential impacts of climate change on food production. Research in Tamil Nadu suggests that rice and sorghum yields are likely to decline b...

Policy: Agriculture
Type:Documents

By : V. Saravanakumar

Ground Water and Farm Incomes at Risk from Climate Change in Tamil Nadu, India

Research from South India suggests that climate change will affect ground water availability with serious and negative implications for agriculture. Any increase in temperature above a threshold of ...

Policy: Agriculture
Type:Documents

By : R. Balasubramanian

Functioning of the Public Distribution System: An Analytical Report

During September 2013, Parliament passed the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013. The NFSA seeks to make the right to food a legal entitlement by providing subsidised food grains to nearly two-th...

Policy: Food Security
Type:Documents

By : Sakshi Balani

Nutritional Norms for Poverty: Issues and Implications

This study raises some relevant issues and examines them from an economic perspective. To begin with, it would examine how did the Indian approach, official in particular, to defining and measuring po...

Policy: Poverty and Inequality
Type:Documents

By : Suryanarayana M H

Mumbaikars’ last supper

The National Food Security Bill is all set to become an Act/ordinance and give legal entitlement to the citizens of the country to food. However the Bill does not define what food security is; but sim...

Policy: Food Security
Type:Documents

By : Mousumi Das

Rainfed agriculture: for an inclusive, sustainable and food secure India

India is increasingly focusing on its rainfed areas due to demand for food and nutrition security, and escalating farmer distress. But agricultural policy paralysis has meant that the familiar, extern...

Policy: Food Security
Type:Documents

By : Srijit Mishra, A Ravindra,

Food Security Bill and Malnutrition in India

India’s high economic growth rate in the past decade has not been fully reflected in the health status of its people. According to the National Family Health Survey-3 (2005-06), 40% of children under...

Policy: Food Security
Type:Documents

By : Dr. Devendra Kothari

Food Security Bill: Time To Act

The basic objective of the Congress led- United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government’s proposed Food Security Bill is to address the acute problems of hunger and malnutrition in India. Despite of hav...

Policy: Food Security
Type:Documents

By : Niranjan Chichuan

Legislative Brief: The National Food Security Bill, 2011

The National Food Security Bill, 2011 was introduced in the Lok Sabha by the Minister of Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution on December 22, 2011. The Bill was referred to the Stand...

Policy: Food Security
Type:Documents

By : Sakshi Balani

Right to Food Security Bill: Challenges and Opportunities

The financial implications of the food security bill can be questioned. But the Bill proposes to protect the citizens from hunger and improve the nutritional intake of women and children.

Policy: Food Security
Type:Documents

By : Rudra Narayan Mishra

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