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Many of us would not be even aware that in the 1960s India was forced to import wheat from the US under the PL 480 scheme as it suffered from a severe...
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  National Food Security Act: Work in Progress
Himanshu Bhushan
  Even though the National Food Security Act (NFSA) has been passed by the parliament and notified by the government, concerns about the benefits of the...
  The Food Security Act (FSA) Fiscal Implications: 2013-14 to 2015-16
Prachi Mishra
  The National Food Security Bill (NFSB) was passed by both houses of Parliament, and was given a nod by the President on September 12, 2013, and has no...
  Democracy and Social Transformation: Insights from Ambedkar
Anand Teltumbde
  “My definition of democracy is a form and a method of Government whereby revolutionary changes in the social life are brought about without bloodshed....
  Food Security Bill – Would it Wipe out Hunger and Malnutrition?
Kirit S Parikh
  The Food Security Bill (FSB) passed by Lok Sabha provides for 5 Kg per person per month of cereals – rice, wheat and coarse grains at RS 3.00, RS, 2.0...
  Implementing The Food Security Act
Madhura Swaminathan
  Ensuring food security and eliminating mass malnutrition is perhaps India’s biggest and most serious development problem and challenge for policy make...
 
 
  National Food Security Act: Work in Progress
Himanshu Bhushan
  [December 2013]
  Even though the National Food Security Act (NFSA) has been passed by the parliament and notified by the government, concerns about the benefits of the...
  The Food Security Act (FSA) Fiscal Implications: 2013-14 to 2015-16
Prachi Mishra
  [December 2013]
  The National Food Security Bill (NFSB) was passed by both houses of Parliament, and was given a nod by the President on September 12, 2013, and has no...
  Democracy and Social Transformation: Insights from Ambedkar
Anand Teltumbde
  [December 2013]
  “My definition of democracy is a form and a method of Government whereby revolutionary changes in the social life are brought about without bloodshed....
  Food Security Bill – Would it Wipe out Hunger and Malnutrition?
Kirit S Parikh
  [December 2013]
  The Food Security Bill (FSB) passed by Lok Sabha provides for 5 Kg per person per month of cereals – rice, wheat and coarse grains at RS 3.00, RS, 2.0...
  Implementing The Food Security Act
Madhura Swaminathan
  [December 2013]
  Ensuring food security and eliminating mass malnutrition is perhaps India’s biggest and most serious development problem and challenge for policy make...
  Some Reflections on the National Food Security Act
Ashok Kotwal
Milind Murugkar
Bharat Ramaswami
  [December 2013]
  The National Food Security Bill became an act with little parliamentary opposition and yet the debate in the media has lingered. Many questions have b...
  Legal Recognition of Street Vendors
Sharit Bhowmik
  [December 2013]
  The Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill that was introduced in the Lok Sabha on 6 September 2013 is a land...
  Food security in India and the Food Security Bill
Anu Rammohan
  [December 2013]
  Despite the rapid economic growth that India has experienced in the last decade or so, malnutrition and hunger continue to present key policy challeng...
  FDI Reforms in India: Steps in the Right Direction
Pravakar Sahoo
  [December 2013]
  One of the remarkable features of globalisation since the 1990s has been the flow of private capital in the form of foreign direct investment (FDI), w...
  Feeding India’s Northeast: Food, Politics and Agricultural Transformation
Sanjay (Xonzoi) Barbora
  [December 2013]
  Finding Food in the Northeast of late, there is a renewed interest in cuisines of the Northeast. In part, this interest is driven by more people movin...
  Electricity Prices in India: Comparing apples, oranges, and lychees
Rahul Tongia
  [December 2013]
  What does electricity cost? Is electricity expensive? This simple question is actually not so simple to answer because expensive is a relative term. M...
  Food Security Act : Financial Implications
Praveen Jha
  [December 2013]
  For more than three decades now, the Indian economy has grown at an impressive rate of almost 6.5 percent per annum (and has been second only to China...
  NFSA: Budgetary Implications for Adequate Provisioning of ‘Storage Capacity’
Nilachala Acharya
  [December 2013]
  The National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 clearly mentions that additional costs will be required for construction of new storage capacity, carrying...
  Indian Biomass Resources- An Assessment from the grassroots
Nirmala Kaushik
Soumitra Biswas
  [December 2013]
  There exists an ardent need for the development of carbon neutral fuels in view of the non-sustainable economy of fossil fuels primarily from climate ...
  Water Security: way to achieve sustainable food security
Dinabandhu Karmakar
  [December 2013]
  India’s per capita food grain availability has gone down since 1991 even though there has been net addition of about 60 million hectares to agricultur...
  A New Beginning on Water in the 12th Plan
Mihir Shah
  [November2013]
  India faces a major crisis of water as we move into the 21st century. This crisis threatens the basic right to drinking water of our citizens; it also...
  Reforming India’s Land Policy
Maitreesh Ghatak
Parikshit Ghosh
Dilip Mookherjee
  [November2013]
  As India struggles to reverse the economic slowdown that has followed a decade of high growth rates, it is increasingly becoming clear that a critical...
  Economics of oil in the context of Energy Security
S C Tripathi
  [November2013]
  Since the advent of industrial revolution, energy has become the key to growth and development. Modern life is dependent on consumption and use of ene...
  Implementing the National Land Reform Agenda: The Way Forward for Eradicating Poverty
Rajagopal P V
  [November2013]
  In providing some background on the recommendations that I am putting forward here on land reform i wanted to clarify that these statements evolved du...
 
 
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