Follow
International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2018 - IJCMAS--ICV 2018: 95.39 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020) [Effective from January 1, 2020]For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

Indexed in



National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)
NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020)
[Effective from January 1, 2020]
For more details click here

ICV 2018: 95.39
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2018 - IJCMAS--ICV 2018: 95.39
For more details click here

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues

Original Research Articles

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : editorijcmas@gmail.com / submit@ijcmas.com
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(6): 220-226
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.026


Nutrition Security Status in India – Impediments, Remedies and Way Forward
L. Muralikrishnan1, K.C. Sivabalan2*, V. Sangeetha1 and Premlata Singh1
1Division of Agricultural Extension, IARI, New Delhi-12, India
2PRIST University, Tanjore, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

India is likely to be the most populous country in the planet by 2030 with 1.6 billion people. It currently accounts for more than 17% of the global population and 456 million poor, or 41.6% living on less than $1.25 a day. Among all problems in India, providing nutritional security to all peoples is the main problem. Nutritional insecurity is the problem through “nutrition gap,” it is between what foods are consumed and what foods are needed for good nutrition. Good health depends on good nutrition. Good nutrition, in turn, depends on agriculture to provide the foods – cereals, pulses, vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, milk and dairy products – for a balanced diet that meets our needs for energy, protein, vitamins and minerals. Nutrition is the bridge between agriculture and health. Nutritional security should be achieved through not only the quantity food items mainly quality food products. This review paper deals about important strategies to improve the nutrition security in India such as promotion of industrial fortified products, promotion of homestead gardening practices, snacks based food supplements for women of child-bearing age, enhancement of diversified agricultural production, empowerment of rural women, strengthening the links between the agriculture -nutrition and health sectors, providing nutrition education, ground water improvement climate change mitigation in agriculture for sustainable production, development of infrastructures in marginalized areas. And, it suggests that even though India has many policies to control the food insecurity and malnutrition. The focus of reforms should now be shifted to more efficient delivery systems and transformation of nutrient rich agricultural production and distribution process.


Keywords: Agriculture, Malnutrition, Health, Nutritional security
Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Muralikrishnan L., K.C. Sivabalan, V. Sangeetha and Premlata Singh. 2017. Nutrition Security Status in India – Impediments, Remedies and Way ForwardInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(6): 220-226. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.026