System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism
for Agriculture and Nutrition

Food Security

Farm Ponds for Enhancing Food Security

This brief deals with the need for promotion of farm pond construction on scale, network approach in a watershed, convergence of MGNREGA and watershed development with necessary monitoring, provision of a package of technology for different climatic zones and soil types and incentives and loan supp...

Author(s) : Dhan Foundation Tamil Nadu 

National Food Security Mission – Pulses

Objectives: Restoring soil fertility and productivity at individual farm level, Creation of employment opportunities. iii) Enhancing farm level economy to restore confidence among the farmers, and iv) Creating awareness about the use of improved seed and crop Production technology. Impleme...

Author(s) : Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare 

A Safe Space For Humanity: The Nexus of Food, Water, Energy, and Climate

This policy brief focuses on the most salient problems arising from these global transitions that can be ameliorated by specific policy instruments in the short term. Some problems, like climate change, are very important but are not ready to be dealt with by short-term measures; others, like pri...

Author(s) : Peter Rogers, Samuel Daines 

Healthy Diets for All: A Key to Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals

Achieving high-quality diets for all is critically important to the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Healthy diets provide a foundation to support successful progress toward targets in health, agriculture, inequality, poverty and sustainable consumption. Poor nutrition is assoc...

Author(s) : Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition 

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World: Building Resilience for Peace and Food Security

The transformational vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on all countries and stakeholders to work together to end hunger and prevent all forms of malnutrition by 2030. This ambition can only be fulfilled if agriculture and food systems become sustainable, so that food suppli...

Author(s) : Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nation FAO 

Food Safety in India: Status and Challenges

Economic growth, rising incomes, and urbanization have influenced Indians’ eating habits. There is increased demand for greater variety in food choices, and Indians are becoming more concerned about food quality and safety. The 2015 withdrawal of Maggi noodles—a top ramen brand in India—has dr...

Author(s) : Hanzhou Yang 

Starting out Chief Ministers’ Farming and Food Processing Policy in Maharashtra.

Ministry of Food Processing Industry, Government of India was started in the year 1988 under the 7th Five Year Plan. Under this ministry funds are granted to Food Processing Training Institutes. From 8th-10th Five Year Plan, apart from granting funds Food Processing Projects emphasis was also given...

Author(s) : Maharashtra Government 

Guidelines for Providing Assistance to States/Union Territories for Non-Building Assets for State Food Commission

As a component under the 12th Plan umbrella scheme on “strengthening of PDS & capacity building, quality control, consultancies & research It has been decided by the Government of India to provide financial assistance to a state/union territory for non-building assets for State Food Commission.

Author(s) : Department of Food and Public Distribution GoI 

Essential Commodity Act,1955 (As Amended upto 1986)

An act to provide, in the interests of the general public for the control of the production, supply and distribution of, and trade and commerce in certain, commodities.

Author(s) : Government of Odisha India 

The National Food Security Bill, 2013

The Act to provide for food and nutritional security in human life cycle approach, by ensuring access to adequate quantity of quality food at affordable prices to people to live a life with dignity and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Author(s) : Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution GoI 

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Essential Commodity Act,1955 (As Amended upto 1986)

An act to provide, in the interests of the general public for the control of the production, supply and distribution of, and trade and commerce in certain, commodities.

Author(s) : Government of Odisha India 

The National Food Security Bill, 2013

The Act to provide for food and nutritional security in human life cycle approach, by ensuring access to adequate quantity of quality food at affordable prices to people to live a life with dignity and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Author(s) : Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution GoI 

Chhattisgarh Food Security Bill, 2012

A bill to provide for food and nutritional security by ensuring access to adequate quantity of food and other requirements of good nutrition for people of the State, at affordable prices, at all times to live a life with dignity and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Author(s) : Government of India 

Draft of National Food Security Bill, 2011

This is a Bill to provide for food and nutritional security, in human life cycle approach, by ensuring access to adequate quantity of quality food at affordable prices, for people to live a life with dignity and for matters connected therewith.

Author(s) : Department of Food and Public Distribution GoI 

The National Food Security Act, 2013

An Act to provide for food and nutritional security in human life cycle approach, by ensuring access to adequate quantity of quality food at affordable prices to people to live a life with dignity and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Author(s) : Government of India 

PUCL vs. Union of India & Others, 2009 (Amendment)

The Union of India has highlighted several factors which create serious dent against malnutrition. It is stated that same can be made to achieve a significant reduction in the rate of malnutrition. The case mentions revised nutritional and feeding norms for supplementary nutrition in ICDS Scheme.

Author(s) : Supreme Court of India GoI 

Supreme Court Orders on the Right to Food: A Tool for Action

The aim of this booklet is to introduce activists and the general public to the Supreme Court orders, and help them to make effective use these orders. The Supreme Court orders can also be used to help people to understand that they are “entitled” to certain forms of public support as a matter of ri...

Author(s) : Right To Food Campaign Secretariat 

Starting out Chief Ministers’ Farming and Food Processing Policy in Maharashtra.

Ministry of Food Processing Industry, Government of India was started in the year 1988 under the 7th Five Year Plan. Under this ministry funds are granted to Food Processing Training Institutes. From 8th-10th Five Year Plan, apart from granting funds Food Processing Projects emphasis was also given...

Author(s) : Maharashtra Government 

Guidelines for Providing Assistance to States/Union Territories for Non-Building Assets for State Food Commission

As a component under the 12th Plan umbrella scheme on “strengthening of PDS & capacity building, quality control, consultancies & research It has been decided by the Government of India to provide financial assistance to a state/union territory for non-building assets for State Food Commission.

Author(s) : Department of Food and Public Distribution GoI 

Farm Ponds for Enhancing Food Security

This brief deals with the need for promotion of farm pond construction on scale, network approach in a watershed, convergence of MGNREGA and watershed development with necessary monitoring, provision of a package of technology for different climatic zones and soil types and incentives and loan supp...

Author(s) : Dhan Foundation Tamil Nadu 

National Food Security Mission – Pulses

Objectives: Restoring soil fertility and productivity at individual farm level, Creation of employment opportunities. iii) Enhancing farm level economy to restore confidence among the farmers, and iv) Creating awareness about the use of improved seed and crop Production technology. Impleme...

Author(s) : Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare 

A Safe Space For Humanity: The Nexus of Food, Water, Energy, and Climate

This policy brief focuses on the most salient problems arising from these global transitions that can be ameliorated by specific policy instruments in the short term. Some problems, like climate change, are very important but are not ready to be dealt with by short-term measures; others, like pri...

Author(s) : Peter Rogers, Samuel Daines 

Healthy Diets for All: A Key to Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals

Achieving high-quality diets for all is critically important to the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Healthy diets provide a foundation to support successful progress toward targets in health, agriculture, inequality, poverty and sustainable consumption. Poor nutrition is assoc...

Author(s) : Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition 

Tracking Hunger and Malnutrition for Food and Nutritional Security in India: A Policy Consultation

This proceedings report can be useful for those interested in policy formulation to deal with the problem of malnutrition and hunger in India and elsewhere. It may also be useful for those studying the inter-disciplinary discourse on the issue, and for thinking about civil society action and shaping...

Author(s) : Jawaharlal Nehru University JNU 

Impact Evaluation Studies of Technical Components of National Food Security Mission (NFSM)-II

The main theme of National Food Security Mission has been the promotion of proven agriculture technologies to the farmers in relatively less productive districts. Several technologies and agriculture practices including improved seeds, planting techniques and tools, resource conservation tools and t...

Author(s) : Ministry of Agriculture GOI 

National Food Security Mission: Accelerated Pulses Production Programme Operational Guidelines

Accelerated Pulses Production Programme (A3P) is another step forward for vigorous implementation of the pulse development under the NFSM-Pulses. A3P has been conceptualized to take up the active propagation of key technologies such as Integrated Nutrient Management (INM) and Integrated Pest Managem...

Author(s) : Ministry of Agriculture GOI 

National Food Security Bill Challenges and Options

Despite ensuring ample availability of food, existence of food insecurity at the micro-level in the country has remained a formidable challenge for India. The recently introduced National Food Security Bill (NFSB) aims to address this and marks a paradigm shift in addressing the problem of food secu...

Author(s) : Department of Agriculture & Cooperation 

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World: Building Resilience for Peace and Food Security

The transformational vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on all countries and stakeholders to work together to end hunger and prevent all forms of malnutrition by 2030. This ambition can only be fulfilled if agriculture and food systems become sustainable, so that food suppli...

Author(s) : Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nation FAO 

Impact Evaluation of National Food Security Mission

The National Food Security Mission [NFSM] which was launched by the Government of India during 2007-08 was implemented in 482 districts of 19 States comprising of 144 districts under Rice in 16 States, 142 districts under Wheat in 9 States and 468 districts under Pulses in 16 States during the XI Pl...

Author(s) : Ministry of Agriculture GOI 

Food Security

Food security is a condition related to the ongoing availability of food. Concerns over food security have existed throughout history