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What prevents state bureaucracy from implementing programmes as intended; find out- Financial Express, September 2, 2017

We in India, especially the middle class, are quick to blame the street-level bureaucracy (SLB) for faulty implementation of what we consider to be impeccably-designed policies. “There’s many a slip ‘twixt the cup and the lip.” Nowhere is this proverb truer than in the government machinery of India that is tasked with the staggering responsibility of delivering...

খাদ্যাভাব ও খাদ্যে পুষ্টির অভাব - Kaler Kontho, August 23 2017

দুর্ভিক্ষ হয় দুই ধরনের—সরব ও নীরব দুর্ভিক্ষ। প্রথমটির কারণ খাদ্যাভাব আর দ্বিতীয়টির মূলে আছে মোটাদাগে খাদ্য-স্বভাব ও খাদ্যজ্ঞানের অভাব। আফ্রিকার দু-একটি যুদ্ধবিধ্বস্ত পকেট ছাড়া সরব দুর্ভিক্ষের কথা আজকাল খুব একটা শোনা যায় না। তবে সেই অনাদিকাল থেকে নীরব দুর্ভিক্ষ কিন্তু লেগেই আছে।

DROUGHT OF CHANGE-cLIMATETRACKER.ORG,August 9, 2017

It is the most ancient profession for humankind. More than 10,000 years after agriculture began to evolve, human beings figured out the importance of food, plants and animals. The sector plays a vital role in strengthening a country’s economy.

महिलाओं और बच्चों से जुड़ी इस अहम योजना के मामले में छत्तीसगढ़ बाकी देश को राह दिखा सकता है-Satyagrah News, August 8, 2017

आईसीडीएस को लेकर चर्चित संस्था लान्सा की रिपोर्ट में उत्तर प्रदेश और छत्तीसगढ़ के आंकड़ों का फर्क बताता है कि विकेंद्रीकरण कितना प्रभावी हो सकता है

Working women and nutrition, August 7 2017

Abdul Bayes. Researches carried out in India have found women's involvement in economic activities to be a boon from the point of earning income for households and women's empowerment. But such an involvement has also turned out to be a bane from the perspective of nutritional status of children. 

India’s children need a better deal - The Indian Express, July 17, 2017

For a country that aims to be a regional power, the data on child nutrition confirms that the situation is abysmal. Save for Bihar, six of the seven states with the highest incidence of stunting, for example, are ruled by the BJP or the BJP and its allies – Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Bihar.

মাঠ সবুজ, পুষ্টি ধূসর - The Daily Samakal, July 28, 2017

Page 8 ... Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) একটা গবেষণা প্রকল্পের নাম। ব্রিটিশ অর্থায়নে (ডিএফআইডি) পরিচালিত এই প্রকল্প ভারত, বাংলাদেশ, পাকিস্তান ও আফগানিস্তানে বিদ্যমান কৃষি ও পুষ্টির মধ্যকার সম্পর্ক নিয়ে মাথা ঘামায়। মাথা না ঘামিয়ে যে উপায় নেই। Asian Enigma (হেঁয়ালিমূলক এশিয়া) বলে একটা কথা আছে এবং তার অর্থ কারও অজানা থাকার কথা নয়।তবুও বলছি। দক্ষিণ এশিয়ার দেশগুলো...

Self-sufficient in food grains but deficient in nutrition - The Financial Express, July 29, 2017

The Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA), an international research partnership, has produced a number of important policy papers/briefs relating to agriculture and nutrition nexus based on researches in four countries of South Asia (SA) - Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.  Even with higher economic growth and reduction in poverty, the disconcerting dimension...

Timely announcement of MSP for pulses required prior to sowing season-FNBNews.com, July 1, 2017

The timely announcement of minimum support price (MSP) for pulses prior to the sowing season is of great importance. Announcement of the MSP for pulses, ideally in June-July, can have a significant impact on farmers’ choice of crops.

Women workers and their plight - The Financial Express, July 20, 2017

Recognition of women's work in agriculture, with an eye on the prevailing disparity in wages and in accessing agricultural inputs, should be discussed in the national parliament threadbare and polices have to be drawn up to do the needful, writes Abdul Bayes

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