Skip to main content

Food Security

“Food security” is a multidimensional approach which subsumes under it food production, circulation,
consumer choice, consumption and suffice intake of major nutrients. India houses 195 million
undernourished people according to Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN.
India is enlisted as a developing country and the second largest exporter of cereals .Higher economic
growth has still not been able to pave a way to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, thus
indicating bleak future with rural population representing a major slice from the pie.
The National Food Security Act, 2013 focused on distributing cereals throughout the country but with
limited focus on diet diversity .the Government should focus immediately on consumption of a diverse
diet. The Indian Food Pyramid conceptualized by the National Institute of Nutrition was beyond the
discernment of the masses. A catchy colorful representation like that of the United States Department
of agriculture shall be more comprehendible to the masses.
Good infrastructure becomes an essential requirement for policy success. Acute problems in cold
storage threats food security. Surplus grains, fruits and vegetables need to be stored and released at
proper times. Medical centers and newspapers are instrumental in providing information regarding diet
and healthy living.
Anganwadis, midday meal at schools and providing subsidized grains have been steps to provide people
a satiated mental and physical status. It is not unknown to us that the food quality is not up to the mark,
hence it is essential to renovate the diet so that the beneficiaries do not suffer from nutritional
deficiencies.
We need to reform the existing policies , supplement them with new techniques for a common goal-
healthy and secured future of India.
By Stuti Seekha Raut (1st sem RKMVERI)

Popular posts from this blog

Rabindranath Tagore's idea of rural reconstruction

Rabindranath Tagore was not only a great poet rather he had got deep feeling for rural reconstruction in India. He always tried to make people happy not only economically rather by his songs Dave's and dharma also. After successfully starting of Shatiniketan at Bolepur in West Bengal he thought about another separate Centre for rural all round development. It was Sriniketan. It visualized for self-supporting steps of rural people. Starting with neighboring villages, the institute has conducted it's activities in many villages. These villages are graped under sub-centers for the convenience of administration the area has been divided into two zones 1. Intensive area, 2. Extensive area. The first comprises 26 villages which are under the direct guidance and supervision of Sriniketan. The activities of the institution may be broadly divided into nine spheres 1.Agriculture 2.Industry, 3.Village-welfare, 4.Co-oparation, 5.Health and sanitation, 6.Education, 7.Social organisation, 8.Economic …

WOMEN –THE BACKBONE OF AGRICULTURE

“When women are empowered and can claim their rights and access to land, leadership, opportunities and choices, economic grow, food security is enhanced and prospects are improved for current and future generation.” Michel Bachele.
  In the field of Agriculture and rural economics, women are the backbone. 43%of the world’s agricultural labours are taken on by the women. In the countries like Africa almost 80% agricultural workforce are women. Indian agriculture reflects familial traditional, social relation and gender roles. Women represent a significant demographic group in agricultural sector either through traditional sake or agricultural labour. In peasant India almost 84% women depend on agriculture for their subsistence. Almost 33% women are engaged in cultivation directly and 47% works as agricultural labour. In the case of some labour intensive crop, like Tea, cotton etc, women plays a very important role. In tea garden almost 47% labours are women. These crops require skille…

MIGRATION

Migration indicates temporary or permanent movement from one place to another.Since the dawn of human evalution humans have migrated from one place to another in search of food,shelter,cloth,safety etc.People still move for these reasons but new reasons have also arising such as searching for job,overpopulation,Environmental (Better climate, calamities, and natural disasters are examples of environmental causes or reasons), Economic (Moving to find work or moving to follow a particular career path is an example of economic cause or reason), Cultural (Religious freedom and education is an example of cultural cause or reason), Social (Moving for a better quality of life or moving closer to a family member or friend is an example of a social cause or reason).Peoples are not only considering the opportunities but also think about the pros & cons,the advantages & disadvantages of moving and also considering the factors which attract themselves.It is mainly two type  Push …

Total Pageviews