Category Archives: Health and nutrition

The tribal food basket has always been ­diverse and nutritious, including maize, minor millets like kodo and kutki, oil seeds like ramtila, along with fruits, leaves, ­rhizomes, mushrooms, meat and fish,” says Bal. “We have pushed them out of their complementary relationship with ecology, way of life and time-tested nutrition. – Damayanti Datta (Rage Of A Silent, Invisible Killer Called Malnutrition – Why Shining India Is In Grip Of An Epic Calamity, Outlook Magazine, 14 August 2019)
https://www.outlookindia.com/magazine/story/india-news-rage-of-a-silent-invisible-killer-called-malnutrition-why-shining-india-is-in-grip-of-an-epic-calamity/302037

Public health and food security depend on citizens’ willingness to “use and share resources in a sustainable and equitable manner”. The nation’s “primary conservers” – often tribal farmers – are now seen as guardians of biological diversity (Genome Saviour Award); and entitled to protection under the law known as Biodiversity Act. – M S Swaminathan, the scientist who established a research foundation (MSSRF) with proceeds from the First World Food Prize (1987)

Map | Provisions for particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTG): India’s Constitution guarantees justice “in tune with the customary law” of Scheduled Tribes

“Primitive, geographically isolated, shy and socially, educationally & economically backwardness these are the traits that distinguish Scheduled Tribes of our country from other communities. Tribal communities live in about 15% of the country’s areas in various ecological and geo-climatic conditions … Continue reading

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Learn more about tribal communities in Jharkhand

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Slideshow | Tribal Foundation (Nagercoil): Many talents, one team – Tamil Nadu

Photos and profiles provided by S.S. Davidson The foundation’s projects supports its efforts to secure a healthy diet, health care, prevention of disease, combining biodiversity with a sustainable livelihood and access to school education in accordance with government provisions. The team of … Continue reading

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Tip | Health and the nutritional value of indigenous grains, seeds and millets: “The tribal food basket has always been ­diverse and nutritious”

By Damayanti Datta | Read the full article >> Despite designing the world’s earliest and largest schemes on hunger and malnutrition, having surplus grains and food wastage, millions of Indians go to sleep hungry every night. It’s an invisible emergency … Continue reading

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“Cover Your Country” by PARI: Rural people speak about their lives through photos, narratives, film, and audio materials

Jael Silliman, The Telegraph (Calcutta), Saturday , November 12 , 2016 | To read the full article, click here >> Rural India’s diversity is well known. Yet the fact that more than 833 million people live in India’s villages, speak over … Continue reading

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