Sanchit Makkar

Sanchit Makkar
St. John's Research Institute, India, Bangalore

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Objective There are scant empirical data on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on food security across the globe. India is no exception, with insights into the impacts of lockdown on food insecurity now emerging. We contribute to the empirical evidence on the prevalence of food insecurity in Bihar state before and after lockdown, and whether the...
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Background The alleviation of iron deficiency through iron supplementation has not effectively reduced anemia in India, mainly due to low compliance. Food fortification with iron is considered a viable alternative, and the provision of double fortified salt (DFS, with iron and iodine) has been mandated in public health programs. Limited evidence ex...
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When public health programs with single nutrients are perceived to have a poor impact on the target health outcome, the policy response can be to supply more, by layering additional mandatory programs upon the extant programs. However, we argue for extreme caution, because nutrients (like medicines) are beneficial in the right dose, but potentially...
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Pulses (also known as legumes) are important in achieving nutrient adequacy in India due to their quality protein content. This study compared district-level pulse production and consumption across India, and household and district-level determinants of pulse intake, including availability, accessibility and affordability, using multi-level models...
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Objectives Promoting micronutrient-rich diverse diets through quality foods in the population entails a deep-dive analysis into what people eat, why they eat it and where it came from; a study in Bihar state of India explored agricultural-nutrition linkages to improve local availability and market accessibility of quality foods (egg, chicken, pulse...
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Millets can play a role in providing nutrition security as they are rich in various macro and micronutrients, and can help to fight various non-communicable diseases. Hence, a suggestion was made to include them in the basket of goods provided through the public distribution system. The findings of this article suggest that, with the present level...
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Objectives: Economic analyses add value beyond evidence to the implementation of any policy. The study explored the association between iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and the wages of adult men and women between 15- 49 years in India so that the possible monetary benefits of iron fortification policies could be evaluated. Methods: National sample...
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Indian diets and national subsidy programmes are biased towards cereals, offering only limited quality protein. Promoting appropriate levels of production and consumption of high quality foods rich in protein is critical in India's attempts to enhance diet quality and resolve stubbornly high levels of undernutrition. Using nationally representative...
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The daily energy requirements are now based on replacing the measured daily energy expenditure (WHO/FAO/UNU 1985). When energy expenditure is equal to energy intake, energy balance is achieved, and is best indicated by weight stability. The specific energy requirement (expenditure) of a population is calculated using a factorial method that is base...

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