This paper examines whether participation in workfare and food grain subsidy programs in India impacts health and nutritional status of women and children in participating households, using short-term morbidity and body mass index (BMI) as indicators.

This paper examines whether participation in workfare and food grain subsidy programs in India impacts health and nutritional status of women and children in participating households, using short-term morbidity and body mass index (BMI) as indicators.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Allocation Under Public Distribution System, 23/07/2019. Allocation of foodgrains to the States/UTs for Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) under J{ational Food Security Act, 2Ol3 is made on the basis of percentage coverage as determined for that State/UT by Govt.

The Government of Andhra Pradesh publishes ‘Socio Economic Survey’ report every year and places it in both Houses of the State Legislature along with the budget documents. The report is a unique volume that captures the socio-economic changes took place in the state since the beginning of the financial year.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Distribution of Fortified Ration, 27/06/2019.

Almost one in three Indian children under five years will still be stunted by 2022 going by current trends, according to an analysis of the country’s food and nutrition security released.

The Economic Survey of Maharashtra 2018-19 has predicted a bleak scenario for the agricultural and industrial sectors, which are the two pillars of the economy, in the state. While the agriculture sector is expected to see an eight per cent drop in crop production, the industries sector too will see a fall of 0.7 per cent.

Through a review of the literature, this paper examines the links of food and agriculture with nutrition in South Asia, a region characterized by a high level of malnutrition. The review finds that the level and stability of food prices play a critical part in food consumption, with rising prices affecting poor households the most.

The economy of Delhi is estimated to have grown at 8.61 per cent in 2018-19, according to the Economic Survey Report tabled in the Assembly.

Nutrition is on the centre stage of the National Development Agenda with respect to Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a clear focus on reduction of maternal, infant and young child mortality.

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