Food security in India Current Affairs, GK & News

WFP-ICRISAT sign agreement on Food Security

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) have signed an agreement on Food security on September 23, 2021. Highlights Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on programmes and research in order to improve food, nutrition security and livelihoods across India. It was signed between WFP ..

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State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021 report

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently published its “State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021 report”. Report provides a grim reminder of impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Food security. Highlights FAO’s study was conducted in 63 low- and middle-income countries. They covered a population of 3.5 billion on changes in income of ..

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Inclusion of All eligible disabled persons under NFSA 2013

The Department of Food and Public Distribution of the Central Government of India has addressed the matter of including all eligible disabled persons under the National Food Security Act, NFSA 2013 to all State Governments and UTs. Key highlights All States and UTs have been asked for the inclusion of the eligible disabled persons as ..

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Grain Trains

The Indian Railways has introduced innovative ideas to ensure continuous supply of food grains in times of the COVID-19 crisis and its accompanying lockdown conditions. Annapoorna Trains The Annapoorna trains are freight trains that help in transporting food grains and other essential goods. They are 5,000 tonnes super heavy trains that can haul up to ..

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Plea on Food for All to be heard in Supreme Court

The Indian Supreme Court is currently evaluating a petition which requests the government to frame a law which will aim to provide food to the entire Indian population. What has happened? A petition requesting the government to examine the concept of state-funded community kitchens to feed the poor and hungry has been accepted for consideration ..

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