The Agriculture – Nutrition disconnect in India: A look through policies and programs
Speaker: Dr. Devesh Roy, Senior Research Fellow, GIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, International Food Policy Research Institute
Moderator: Shri Siraj Hussain, Visiting Senior Fellow, ICRIER
Dr. Devesh Roy’s recent paper on A Comparison of Indian diet with Eat-Lancet reference diet has revealed that the average daily calorie consumption in India is below the recommended 2503 kcal/capita/day across all groups compared, except for the richest 5% of the population. Indian diets, across states and income groups, are unhealthy. Indians consume excess amounts of cereals and not enough proteins, fruits, and vegetables.