The nationwide lockdown in India in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on women’s nutrition in the country, according to a study conducted by a group of researchers in the US.
The study by Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition in four economically backward districts of Uttar Pradesh’s Maharajganj, Bihar’s Munger, and Odisha’s Kandhamal and Kalahandi indicate a decline in household food expenditures and women’s dietary diversity in May 2020 compared to May 2019, particularly for non-staples like meats, eggs, vegetables and fruits.
It occurred despite the special Public Distribution System (PDS), direct benefit transfer and ration from aanganwadis reaching 80 per cent, 50 per cent and 30 per cent of the surveyed households, respectively, said the study published in the latest issue of Economia Politica journal.
Our findings contribute to the growing body of evidence of women’s disproportionate vulnerability to economic shocks, the impact of a stapleThe nationwide lockdown in India in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on women’s nutrition in the country, according to a study conducted by a group of researchers in the US.
The study by Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition in four economically backward districts of Uttar Pradesh’s Maharajganj, Bihar’s Munger, and Odisha’s Kandhamal and Kalahandi indicate a decline in household food expenditures and women’s dietary diversity in May 2020 compared to May 2019, particularly for non-staples like meats, eggs, vegetables and fruits.
It occurred despite the special Public Distribution System (PDS), direct benefit transfer and ration from aanganwadis reaching 80 per cent, 50 per cent and 30 per cent of the surveyed households, respectively, said the study published in the latest issue of Economia Politica journal.
Our findings contribute to the growing body of evidence of women’s disproportionate vulnerability to economic shocks, the impact of a stapleRead More