The objectives of WFP's Country Programme in India are to:
Combat malnutrition and invest in human resources;
Help improve immediate food security for selected target groups;
Maximize the active participation of women in projects;
Advocate joint forest management;
Help strengthen distribution channels for locally-produced food grains;
Increase agricultural production and create employment.
Specific beneficiaries include poor women (especially mothers), at-risk children, and poor forest-dependent populations.