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Food Security

24th October – Promotion of nutri-cereals

Promotion of nutri-cereals During the recent speech on ‘World Food Day’, Prime Minister made focus on the production of millets, also now known as “nutri-cereals”. Giving examples of nutri-cereals like jowar, bajra and ragi, PM Modi also shared how the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has endorsed India’s call for declaring 2023 as the “International …

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Food Security

25th August – Food security in India

India’s food insecurity Data from the latest edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report show that India retains the dubious distinction of being the country with the largest population of food insecure people. Estimates presented in the report which was released by several United Nations organisations show that …

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Public Distribution System

1st July – Public Distribution System

Public Distribution System Among other interventions to revive demand in the economy and create employment, it is absolutely essential that food support in the form of free/subsidised grains (universal Public Distribution System) is made available to all without any disruptions. Government response – As a measure to address hunger, the central government announced as part …

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Time to introduce ‘Universal Basic Income’

The recent demonetisation has spurred the fears of decreased demand, i.e. low circulation of money supply as one of its effects, especially by the erstwhile hoarders of black money. Lower money supply can impact GDP growth by reduced consumption expenditure in the near term as there is a temporary liquidity crunch because of the government …

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