STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

Small and Marginal Farmers

VULNERABLE GROUPS SMALL AND MARGINAL FARMERS STRATEGIC INITIATIVE ANDHRA PRADESH

  • 57 per cent of all rural households in India, are agricultural households
  • And of the 90 million (nine crore) agricultural households across India, 61 million (6.1crore) have a negative monthly income of -Rs 856 (as per NSSO, 2013)
  • Annual compounded growth rate in the agricultural sector has been at 3.5 per cent for the 2003-1013 period
  • Hence, farmers are in distress, committing suicide because of negative incomes, meagre yields, severe climatic conditions, rising input costs and crippling debt burdens

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Reducing Stunting

NUTRITION THEME STRATEGIC INITIATIVES ORISSA

Tackling malnutrition across India is crucial to our goal of creating a world where no child goes hungry. Where all children are well-nourished, and able to grow into healthy productive citizens. For this, their families too need the opportunity to lead healthier lives. While India has cut down stunting among children from 48% to 39% in the last eight years, prevalence remains glaringly high in some high-burden states. Our aim is to frame a multidimensional, multi-sectoral approach to reduce stunting in states such as Odisha (where the problem is especially severe), and also enhance the health of generations, present and future. A multi-sectoral approach is necessary, to foster greater cooperation across states, departments, to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. And crucial to empowering deprived communities, improving quality ante and postnatal care, and strengthen better reach and coverage of Health, Nutrition, Water and Sanitation (HNWASH) services as also, Agriculture, Livelihoods, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries.

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