Tag Search: “food security”
Land misallocation and industrial development
Although a large share of land in India is used for cultivation, large tracts of this are unproductive and produce low crop yields. In this post, Dasgupta and Rao explain their calculations to determi...
- Kunal Dasgupta Rahul Rao
- 07 February, 2023
Urban exclusion: Rethinking social protection in India in the wake of Covid-19
Economic insecurity caused by lockdowns during the early days of Covid-19 forced many households to rely on government welfare schemes to fulfil their consumption needs. Using data from the June 2020 ...
- Pallavi Choudhuri Sonalde Desai Santanu Pramanik
- 13 June, 2022
Wheat export ban and heat stress: Balancing the trade-off between food security and farmers’ income
The recent imposition of a ban on wheat exports, in a bid to ensure food security, has meant that farmers will not realise the benefits from the recent increase in global wheat prices. In this post, K...
- Suresh Kumar Subhasis Mandal
- 08 June, 2022
Using personalised information delivery to improve uptake of emergency government benefits
Although many governments introduced additional benefits as part of existing welfare schemes for Covid-19 relief, there is often a significant gap between the introduction of, and access to these bene...
- Amrit Amirapu Irma Clots-Figueras Bansi Malde Anirban Mitra Debayan Pakrashi Zaki Wahhaj
- 01 June, 2022
Food insecurity and child malnutrition: New empirical evidence from India
Child malnutrition is among the most pressing public health issues in India today. Equally alarming is the country’s food security crisis. Analysing ‘Young Lives Survey’ data from the states of Andhra...
- Gaurav Dhamija Manini Ojha Punarjit Roychowdhury
- 06 January, 2022
Covid-19 and mental health: Large-scale phone survey in six Indian states
The Covid-19 pandemic brought with it the dual crises of public health and the economy, particularly in low-income settings with limited formal safety nets. Based on a large-scale phone survey conduct...
- Natalie Bau Gaurav Khanna Corinne Low Manisha Shah Sreyashi Sharmin Alessandra Voena
- 20 September, 2021
Covid-19 and growing food insecurity: Insights from rural Bihar
Emerging research shows that Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on the already undernourished and marginalised populations, by affecting their access to food and nutrition, and consumption patterns...
- Swati Dutta Aditi Madan Sunil Kumar Mishra
- 25 August, 2021
- Notes from the Field
PDS, National Food Security Act, and Covid-19
Introduced in 2013, the National Food Security Act (NFSA) brought about fundamental reforms in the public distribution system (PDS) and most importantly, declared a legal ‘right to food’. Based on a p...
- Ruchira Boss Mamata Pradhan Devesh Roy Sunil Saroj
- 16 August, 2021
The Covid-19 crisis and food security
India’s national lockdown in 2020, imposed to contain the spread of Covid-19, threw millions of people out of work and sharply reduced earnings for those who remained employed. Based on data from mult...
- Jean Drèze Anmol Somanchi
- 21 June, 2021
Impact of agricultural reforms in Bihar: Test case for new farm laws
The 2020 farm laws have been opposed by several farmers due to their possible use for corporate takeover of agriculture, removal of APMC mandis, and dilution of minimum support price and public procur...
- Avinash Kishore Prabhat Kishore Devesh Roy Sunil Saroj
- 11 June, 2021
IGC Webinar: The impact of Covid-19 in India and pathways to recovery
The ongoing Covid-19 health crisis has affected lives across the world, and caused a massive economic shock. To help policy stakeholders and the general audience understand the socioeconomic impact of...
- I4I Team
- 20 April, 2021
Webinar video: Putting farmers first
In December 2020, the India Programme of the International Growth Centre (IGC) and Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI) organised a webinar on ‘Putting Farmers First’. The panel comprised Siraj...
- Bijeta Mohanty
- 01 April, 2021