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Haryana to open Atal Kisan – Majdoor canteens

The Governor of Haryana, during the budget session of the State Assembly, announced that the Haryana government will open Atal Kisan – Majdoor canteens in all markets and sugar mills across the state. The canteens are to be set up to provide affordable meals to farmers and labourers at 10 rupees per plate. Nearly 25 ..

Economic Survey 2019-20 – Jharkhand has the cheapest Vegetarian Thali

The Economic Survey 2019-20 was recently presented by the Chief Economic Adviser Krishnamurthy Subramaniam on January 31, 2020. The term called ‘Thalinomics’ was used, which means the affordability of buying a Thali (Food Plate). It states that, Jharkhand has the cheapest Vegetarian Thali (meals plate), less than Rs.50. The survey also revealed that the affordability ..

Tiruchirapalli Corporation to Collect Excess Food Items

The Tiruchirappalli City Municipal Corporation in Tamil Nadu has decided to place a refrigerator at a location on EVR Road. The initiative is inspired by the success of the earlier initiative of Wall of Happiness. Akshaya Pathiram The City Corporation has decided to place a large refrigerator to serve the people. People could place excess ..

What are Poshan Maah and Eat Right India Movement?

The Indian Government has shown high concern on the number of rising lifestyle diseases in the country. Diseases like diabetes, heart ailments, and posture issues are becoming increasingly common in the Indian population due to our food habits and our sedentary lifestyles. Indians are increasingly relying on junk food and this has caused a surge ..

IIT-Guwahati researchers develop lab grown meat

The researchers at IIT-Guwahati have developed a novel technique for production of meat which is completely natural. The lab-grown meat is nutritious and will be a step towards cruelty-free food. The taste of the final meat product will remain similar as raw meat but with improvised nutritional values as per customer needs. The product can ..

The first-ever World Food Safety Day (WFSD)

The first-ever World Food Safety Day (WFSD) has officially celebrated on 7th June 2019 to strengthen efforts to ensure that the food we eat is safe. The theme of this year’s inaugural WFSD ‘Food Safety, everyone’s business’ invites us to recognize that food safety is everyone’s business. The day gives us an opportunity to share ..

Punjab government to ban online food delivery without hygiene rating

The Punjab government has decided to make it mandatory for all online aggregators to ensure that food supplied by them have hygiene rating as per the guidelines of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). The online order and delivery mechanism of food supply has created a physical disconnect between the consumer and the ..

Department of Biotechnology (DBT) decides to fund Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB)

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has decided to fund the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) and the National Research Centre on Meat (NRCM) for research on cell-based meat, which can also be called clean meat or cultured meat. It is nutritionally equivalent to conventional meat, and tastes, smells, looks and feels exactly like ..