Recent study shows only 64 per cent of the recommended measures are adopted by milk producers in Nepal despite the government putting in place the ‘code of practices for dairy industry’ way back in 2002
The Odisha experience shows that PDS can play a pivotal role in bringing convergence and making India’s two important missions—food and nutrition security—successful in a short time.
Pulses for Nutrition in India: Changing Pattern from Farm to Fork book authored by Devesh Roy, P K Joshi and Raj Chandra – is released by H.E. the President of India, Hon. Shri Ram Nath Kovind and Shri E.S.L. Narsimhan Garu, Governor of AP and Telangana in the inaugural session at 100th Annual Conference of the Indian Economic Association on December 27, 2017 at Acharya Nagarjuna University, Nagarjuna Nagar, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.
Indian agriculture is confronted with high price volatility, climate risks and indebtedness. Since majority of farmers (86%) are small and marginal with declining and fragmenting landholdings, they are more vulnerable and risk prone to any of the uncertainty.
Eastern region of India, comprising Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal, accounts for more than 50 percent of nation’s food insecure and poor population.