Odisha has been adjudged the top ranked State followed by Uttar Pradesh at the 2nd spot and Andhra Pradesh at third amongst the General Category States in ‘State Ranking Index for NFSA’. Among the Special Category states/UTs, Tripura stood first followed by Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim respectively.

This paper studies the impact of high global food prices on household welfare in India. Use the 2007-08 surge in global food prices and household share of area under rice and wheat at the baseline to show that food cultivating households gain from high prices. These welfare gains mainly accrue to net food producers.

The Government of India has proposed mandatory rice fortification to tackle the issue of malnutrition in the country. The process of fortification includes externally adding nutrients to a food item with the aim to increase its nutritional value.

This Report of the Standing Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution deals with the action taken by the Government on the recommendations/observations contained in the Eleventh Report of the Committee (17th Lok Sabha) on the subject ‘Price Rise of Essential Commodities - Causes & Effects’ pertaining to the Ministry of Cons

As the COVID outbreak started, the Government of India announced food safety schemes like the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) for NFSA beneficiaries and Atma Nirbhar Bharat Package (ANB) for Migrants/Stranded Migrants easing the hardships faced by the poor/vulnerable beneficiary due to economic disruptions caused by the COVID-19

The study assessed the impact of the pandemic on migrant workers using a telephonic survey of around 2917 migrants across six states: Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.

This report released on May 5, 2021 by the Azim Premji University investigates how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted vulnerable households, whether the policy measures enacted thus far were effective, and what more can be done. Earnings of 230 million Indians fell below national minimum daily wage of during the first wave revealed the report

A Parliament Standing Committee, comprising MPs of parties that have been vehemently opposing the three new farm laws, has asked for implementation of Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 — one of the three controversial laws — in “letter and spirit”.

The Union Budget 2021-22 comes at a time that is unprecedented. 122 million people have lost their jobs and millions are at risk of falling back into poverty (Vyas, 2020). At the same time, the wealth of billionaires in India has continued to grow at a rapid pace— Mukesh Ambani earned INR 90 crore per hour since the lockdown began.

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions on face-to-face interactions and the movement of persons (the ‘lockdowns’) produced a widespread crisis of hunger, felt most acutely by migrant workers and those who were outside the reach of India’s highly organised but rigid Public Distribution System (PDS).

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