Odisha’s Transformation in Food Security

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: TH Context: The article discusses Odisha’s successful transformation in addressing food security and climate resilience, offering a potential model for other regions facing the challenges of the global climate crisis.   Odisha’s journey:  Agricultural Transformation: Over the past two decades, Odisha has shifted from importing rice to becoming a …

Global Report on the Food Crises (GRFC) 2023 and Global Parliamentary Pact

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Government policies and interventions   Source: TH  Context: The Global Report on the Food Crises (GRFC) 2023 released recently estimated that between 691 million and 783 million people in the world suffered from hunger in 2022 ( showing levels far higher than pre-pandemic 2019)   Read the description of GRFC: Here   What …

India’s push for millets

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Indian Agriculture/ Nutritional Security   Source: Indian Express Direction: Millet and its promotion is an important part of the government’s agenda and therefore becomes important for UPSC exams   Context: At India’s led initiative for the UN’s International Year of Millets 2023, India has called “Covid, conflict, and climate” the world’s …

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) 2022

GS Paper-2 Syllabus: Issues relating to poverty and hunger   Context: FAO, International Fund for Agriculture Development, UNICEF, UN world food Programme and WHO have jointly released SOFI 2022.   What does the report say? On Global Level: Global hunger has increased: The world is moving further away from its goal of ending hunger (SDG …

Soil Security and Food and Nutrition Security are interconnected. Soil degradation drives food insecurity and sustainable interventions are urgently needed in this regard. Analyse.

Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing. 5. Soil Security and Food and Nutrition Security are interconnected. Soil degradation drives food insecurity and sustainable interventions are urgently needed in this …

Due to the lack of a coherent policy on food security, India not only faces threat of food shortage but also ends up affecting its agricultural exports. Examine.

Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; 5. Due to the lack of a coherent policy on food security, India not only faces threat of food shortage but also ends up affecting its agricultural exports. Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: …

World Food Day:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Food Security related issues.   Context: World Food Day is being celebrated every year on October 16 to commemorate the date of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation in 1945.   The theme for World Food Day this year is “Our actions are our future- Better production, …

Hidden costs of food: 

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered:  Food security related issues.    Context:  As per a UN Report:  The price of the food we consume is about a third the actual cost, which includes hidden cost to the environment and human health.  These hidden costs or ‘externalities’ that do not reflect in the market price of harmful foods …

India achieved “food security” decades ago, it’s now time to plan for “nutritional self-reliance”. Analyze.

  Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 2. India achieved “food security” decades ago, it’s now time to plan for “nutritional self-reliance”. Analyze. (250 words) Reference: Indian Express Why this question Overflowing granaries give us the smug satisfaction of having solved the …

GS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 90!!!!

QUESTIONS: 28/10/2013(Topics:  Land reforms in India; Food security; Impact of schemes) Evaluate the track record of land reform in India in its various aspects, bringing out inter state differences. How would you interpret this record? (250 Words) What do you think has been the impact of Targeted Public  Distribution System in India on food security for the poor? …