This paper published by Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) uses the National Sample Survey for the 68th employment-unemployment round (2011-12) to examine the performance of states in terms of
participation and rationing of women in the programme relative to that of men. In addition, it documents these indicators from various sub-populations of women, including widows, mothers of young children, etc. who typically face serious constraints in the context of labour market participation.Read full text

While rural-rural migration continues to be the largest in terms of magnitude, this paper published by Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research documents an increase in two-way commuting across rural and urban areas.

Using the recent rounds of NSS data, this paper evaluates the performance and outreach of India’s public distribution system (PDS) in the rural areas. The results suggest a significant improvement in the performance of PDS in terms of its outreach and offtake.

The study investigates if the present pattern of urban development in India in the creation of mega cities is sustainable. This has been done by comparing the Indian cities Mumbai and Bangalore with sustainable mega cities of developed countries - Shanghai, London, and Singapore)

This paper examines the roles and challenges of small holding agriculture in India.

This paper looks at some key entry points for agriculture to influence nutrition and suggests policies for nutrition-sensitive agricultural development, within the current policy framework. In addition, it reviews three key agriculture-food programs for their nutrition sensitivity at the policy level, using a convergence framework.

There is a growing consensus that universalisation of modern energy services is central to reducing major elements of poverty and hunger, increasing literacy and education, and improving health care, employment opportunities, and lives of women and children.

The acreage under the transgenic Bt cotton seeds in India has risen significantly since its legalization in the year 2002. Discussions on the advantages from the technology have focused on increments in productivity and income, without much analysis on risk.

This is a consultation report for a one-day workshop on ‘Strengthening the Role of Agriculture for Nutrition Secure India’ organized by the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), New Delhi at New Delhi.

Management of hunger has to look into issues of availability, accessibility and adequacy. Posing it from an ethical perspective the paper argues out in favour of right to food.