Tag Search: “nutrition”
The state of Adivasi livelihoods after 75 years of planned development
Despite efforts to ensure their wellbeing, the Adivasi community remains one of the most deprived in India. In this post, Chaudhuri and Ghosh discuss the findings of a study surveying the livelihood s...
- Dibyendu Chaudhuri Parijat Ghosh
- 15 February, 2023
Economic development, the nutrition trap, and metabolic disease
Two recently documented facts run counter to the conventional wisdom that economic development leads to better health: the absence of a clear link between income and nutritional status in developing c...
- Nancy Luke Kaivan Munshi Anu Mary Oommen Swapnil Singh
- 10 January, 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
The power of school feeding programmes to improve nutrition
India has the world’s highest number of undernourished children and the largest school-feeding programme – the Mid-Day Meal (MDM) scheme – but limited evidence is available on the intergenerational im...
- Harold Alderman Suman Chakrabarti Daniel Gilligan Purnima Menon Samuel Scott
- 04 August, 2021
Covid-19: Does obesity play a role?
Overnutrition is a major public health issue in India. Being overweight or obese has been linked to the development of health conditions that make individuals more susceptible to severe illness due to...
- Archana Dang Indrani Gupta
- 28 June, 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
Information provision and food safety: A field study in urban India
While street food accounts for a significant proportion of the daily food consumption of millions of people, the reliability and safety of these food supply chains remain a key public health concern. ...
- Gianmarco Daniele Sulagna Mookerjee Denni Tommasi
- 24 May, 2021
Addressing the nutrition crisis: Reflections from Odisha Millets Mission
The state of Odisha has a severe malnutrition problem, and evidence shows that increasing risks of climate change will render the resource-intensive, rice-wheat cropping system unsustainable. In this ...
- Subhodeep Basu Arghadeep Saha Sayantani Sathpathi
- 09 April, 2021
- Notes from the Field
In-kind transfers as insurance
Academics and policymakers worldwide are leading the push towards unconditional cash as the preferred mode of transfer from the government to the poor. Yet surveys across countries find that large pro...
- Lucie Gadenne Sam Norris Monica Singhal Sandip Sukhtankar
- 01 March, 2021
Rising obesity in rural India, under the growing urban shadow
According to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), 2015-16, nearly 20% of India’s population is obese. This article shows that the country’s obesity trends have followed the nature of its economic...
- Anaka Aiyar Prabhu Pingali Andaleeb Rahman
- 12 January, 2021