India Budget 2018-19: Does it augur well for tribals?​


In its last full year budget before the general elections in 2018-19, the NDA government showed a populist slant. Since the tribal communities are among the deprived groups in the country, in the same vein, there was some focus on their development in the budget speech as well...

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Investing in Local Leadership to strengthen the local processes, ownership and ensure sustainability – a key towards attaining Zero Hunger


Even after 25 years of UNICEF’s conceptual framework and continued efforts among nutrition communities all over the world, the problem of hunger remains persistent. We know “what” must be done, but we remain adrift of the “how” ​...

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“The Coalition for Food and Nutrition Security (Coalition) – A symphony after the Green Revolution” Prof M S Swaminathan, Patron and Emeritus Chair, Coalition 

​An exclusive interview with Basanta Kumar Kar, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Coalition. 


I never thought that I would get an opportunity to work under such a legend; the father of India’s Green Revolution, Professor M S Swaminathan and hear his untold stories behind building a food ​...

When women stopped eating leftovers


There is a saying in Harendragarh, a tribal village 50 km from Rajasthan’s Banswaratown, that if a man eats the last rotla (chapatti) he will fall ill. So by default the last rotla, thinner than the rest and made from leftover dough along with the stale remains of the dal or vegetable made that day, would land on the plate of the woman of the house. ​...