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Global Concerns: Biofortification: A plausible antidote to hidden hunger

Biofortification: A plausible antidote to hidden hunger Approx Read Time: 7 minutes  India’s poor ranking in Global Hunger Index: India was ranked 102 in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2019 out of 117 qualified countries, and categorized the nation under “serious” radar of malnutrition. Hunger is defined by caloric deprivation; protein hunger; hidden hunger by …

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Governance Bytes: Rabi Crop MSP Hike

Rabi crop MSP to be hiked for next season – (Rabi Crop MSP Hike) Approx Read Time: 3 minutes In News: (Rabi Crop MSP Hike) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) decided to increase to the minimum support price for winter crops for the forthcoming rabi marketing season (2020-21). The increase in MSP for …

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Ration Card Portability

Published on 11-Sept-2019 – Ration Card Portability What is ration card portability? – ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ Approx Read Time: 4 minutes In News: The Central government is showcasing the roll-out of the ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ scheme as one of the biggest achievements of its first 100 days in power. The launch …

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Integrated Management of Public Distribution System (IM-PDS)

Published on 11-Sept-2019 – IM-PDS Integrated Management of Public Distribution System (IMPDS or IM-PDS) Approx Read Time: 3 minutes Introduction: The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution has launched a new central sector scheme– Integrated Management of Public Distribution System (IMPDS). It will be implemented during 2018-19 and 2019-20. Key objectives: To integrate …

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National Food Security Act, 2013

Published on 10-Sept-2019 – National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 National Food Security Act, 2013 Approx Read Time: 5 minutes Introduction: The enactment of the National Food Security Act, (NFSA) 2013 on July 5, 2013 marks a paradigm shift in the approach to food security from welfare to rights-based approach. The Act legally entitles up …

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