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India’s coronavirus lockdown will hit women and migrant workers hardest

In Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, I woke up to an eerie silence yesterday. The night before, India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, announced a 21-day national lockdown would start at...

Shift to upscaling food rationing now

Expanded rations will not only bring relief in this pandemic but also help sustain a nourished and healthy population - Dr Madhura Swaminathan, Chairperson, MSSRF Two days ago, the Finance...

Break stereotypes for gender equality and neutrality: Prof Nitya Rao

Chennai, March 09, 2020: Be it man or a woman, breaking stereotypes on both sides is important to achieve gender equality said Dr Nitya Rao, Professor, Gender and Development, University of Anglia....

International Women's Day 2020

  Prof Swaminathan's message for the International Women’s Day – 8 March 2020 There is a growing realization that gender justice and equity are vital for a happy home and society....

Massive family planning campaigns successful under Mr TV Antony: Dr CK Gariyali, at remembrance meeting

Chennai, February 20, 2020: Arriving on cycle at 6 am to an official’s house to discuss work, was the trademark of late Mr T V Antony, former Chief Secretary, Govt of Tamil Nadu. Dr C K Gariyali, IAS...

Nutrition meets entitlements in Odisha’s Community Hunger Fighter plans

A band of Community Hunger Fighters who use participatory methods to build community nutrition are all set to make plans for 47 villages in Odisha, after a series of trainings. The initiative...

Innovation Impact: Govt of Andhra Pradesh to scale-up MSSRF’s Village Knowledge Centre model across the state

February 10, 2020: A massive effort to set up over 11,158 Ryuthu Bharosa Kendralu (RBKs) or Farmers’ Facilitation Centres across the state of Andhra Pradesh, was launched today by the Chief Minister...

Basket of promotion activities to help tribal communities connect with markets

A Central Seed Bank, a Millet Processing Unit and a Farmer Producer Company were among the new initiatives undertaken for tribal communities in Koraput district, Odisha. With 141 rice landraces,...

Rising up to the Grand Challenge: MSSRF work featured in BIRAC-Gates Foundation publication

A garden that tells you where to reach for nutrition, in Palghar district, Maharashtra is becoming one of the game-changers in agriculture-nutrition in India. For one component of the Grand...