Author: Bhaskar Mittra
Nutrition-Sensitive Food Systems and Biofortified Crops
Agricultural Economics Research Review, Volume 35, Number 1, October 2022
Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition in Bihar: Getting to Zero Hunger
TCI’s 2022 report on Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition in Bihar (FAN-Bihar) provides a detailed reassessment of the food system approach for achieving the 2nd Sustainable Development Goal (SDG2) — zero hunger by 2030 — in Bihar. The report emphasizes the high rates of malnutrition in...
Sowing Trouble: The Beginnings of an Alcohol Problem?
On June 2, 2021, the Indian government announced a Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for several key sectors of the economy. Under this scheme, the fuel companies will be required to sell gasoline containing up to 20 percent ethanol by 2023, with the view to reduce dependency on oil imports and lower carbon dioxide emissions in cities. (Ethanol adds extra oxygen to petrol which lowers the emission of harmful gases and is shown to significantly reduce air pollution.) This target implies that India will need 1,000 crore liters of ethanol against the nation’s current capacity of 684 crore liters.
The Bumpy Road from Food to Nutrition Security – Slow Evolution of India’s Food Policy
Global Food Security, 2017
Pandemic Prices: COVID-19 Price Shocks and Their Implications for Nutrition Security in India
In Pandemic Prices: Price Shocks from COVID-19 and Their Implications on Nutrition Security in India, TCI researchers assess the impact that India’s COVID-19 lockdown had on Indian food prices. They demonstrate that the lockdown disrupted the supply chains for some foods more than others, driving up...