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The Food Systems Perspective: Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) for India’s Agricultural Transformation

Climate change impacts on agriculture and vice versa are well established. Research suggests that even if emissions from all other sectors are completely halted, food systems emissions alone will make it difficult to reach the 1.5 or 2 degrees targets by 2100. Considering how interconnected the agriculture sector is with other sectors (water, energy, environment, health, etc.); socio-economic …

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India’s Coal Crisis: how were government policies responsible?

Energy security concerns are a crucial component structuring Indian national and international policy impacting our country’s national development and economic self-sufficiency, its global positioning as an economic and political power and its strategic advantages in international relations. Energy security also emerges as a particularly relevant concern given the contrast between India’s aims of increasing digitalisation …

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Liquor Prohibition Policy: the Need for a National Policy

According to the national survey on the extent and pattern of substance use in India (2019), over 160 million people consume liquor and 29 million people are dependent on it. Additionally, 29 million people consume low-grade/hazardous liquor. And, more than 60% of liquor consumed in India contains spirit i.e., Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and …

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How the Food Kit Distribution Program Helped Keep the Population of Kerala Free from Hunger During COVID-19

When the first case of COVID-19 in India was found in Thrissur on January 27, 2020, the gravity of the situation was yet to settle in. COVID-19 was a simple flu that started somewhere in faraway China and could be treated just like any other disease. Cut to 1.8 years later, the world is going …

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The Interconnection Between Agriculture and Nutrition

India is an agronomic country. A large variety of crops are grown here, and each year we export a lot of crops worldwide. Even though there is a massive production of large crops, there is a lack of planned agricultural practices. India currently faces the triple burden of malnutrition, which includes an undernourished population deficient …

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Religion based barriers to affirmative action in India: A case study of the Scheduled Caste category

Conventional scholarship on caste perpetuates the view of caste structures being found only in Hindu society. Therefore, it is asserted that caste structures are completely broken when they are removed from the environment of Hindu society. Caste structures might be considered an innate characteristic of the conventional Hindu social system, however, the lived experiences of …

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