Food Security

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What is food security?

Food security is a measure of the availability of food and individuals’ ability to access it.

It’s necessary so that everyone can get access to quality, nutritious food which is fundamental to human existence.

How You Can Help

Hunger Relief

Avoid wastage of food and help more and more hungry people with bulk of food items.

Volunteer

Opt for traditional and healthy nutritious food items
naturally grown in our nation.

Eat healthy

Stop chasing junk
food for style and status instead opt for simple and heart healthy food.

Share

Share the excess food so that the needy can avail it.Sharing is caring.

How does it effects our Nation?

Food being the basic survival need of a human directly impacts the economy of a nation if
insecure.More effects are:

Falling investment

Investment falls in all sectors due to food insecurity.

Shrinking employment

employment opportunities reduce due to food insecurity.

What has the government done to tackle this issue?

The government has launched a number of programs to remove the bottlenecks to increase
agricultural productivity of the nation.

How far has the UN supported in this regard?

The UN priority group partners with the Indian government to scale-up nutrition services.
The group has collaborated with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to hold a national
consultation on wheat flour fortification, and with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of
India to organise a workshop on advocating for a national food fortification policy.

Government Measures

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The National Food Security Mission, Rashtriya Krishi Vikas
Yojana and various integrated schemes on oil seeds, pulses, palm oil, etc.

The government has also taken significant steps to combat under- and malnutrition. Introduced mid-day meals at schools and subsidised grain for those living below
the poverty line.

The National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013, aims to ensure food and nutrition security , making access to food a
legal right.