India http://www.wfp.org/feeds/India%20 Country content en India: Modernising A Mammoth http://www.wfp.org/stories/modernising-indias-food-distribution-system In India, a WFP-supported efficiency drive is bringing bar-coded ration cards to the world’s largest food distribution programme. With a third of its people living in poverty, the state of Odisha – formerly known as Orissa – is among India’s worst performers on most measures of social wellbeing. This makes it a good testing ground for reforms to India’s vast food distribution system. WFP is proud to support this modernization process. India Global Asia Cash and Vouchers Sun, 24 Apr 2016 14:12:10 +0000 Isheeta Sumra 649422 at http://www.wfp.org Food Secure, Future Secure http://www.wfp.org/videos/food-secure-future-secure In Odisha, India, WFP is supporting the Government in the transformation of the Targeted Public Distribution System. The transformation, in-line with the National Food Security Act, is aimed at minimizing leakages, improving transparency, empowering beneficiaries, and helping  stakeholders make informed public policy decisions. Stories India capacity building food security india nutrition ration cards English Asia Video stories Capacity Building Wed, 17 Feb 2016 04:00:34 +0000 WFP 649018 at http://www.wfp.org Food Secure, Future Secure http://www.wfp.org/videos/food-secure-future-secure In Odisha, India, WFP is supporting the Government in the transformation of the Targeted Public Distribution System. The transformation, in-line with the National Food Security Act, is aimed at minimizing leakages, improving transparency, empowering beneficiaries, and helping  stakeholders make informed public policy decisions. Stories India capacity building food security india nutrition ration cards English Asia Video stories Capacity Building Wed, 17 Feb 2016 04:00:34 +0000 WFP 649018 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Executive Director Ends Trip Strengthening Partnerships In India http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-executive-director-ends-trip-strengthening-partnerships-india NEW DELHI/BHUBANESWAR – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin today concluded a three-day visit to India where she met senior government officials and private-sector leaders in New Delhi. India Global Asia Thu, 14 Jan 2016 08:22:17 +0000 WFP 648802 at http://www.wfp.org See How We #OrangeTheWorld, In Pictures http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/see-how-we-orangetheworld-pictures none Cameroon Colombia Ecuador Guatemala Haiti India Mauritania Pakistan Somalia Global Focus on Women Gender Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:28:12 +0000 WFP 648510 at http://www.wfp.org Ironing out Deficiencies in Indian School Children http://www.wfp.org/stories/ironing-out-deficiencies-indian-school-children Every school day, Deepak Kumar Patro, who is in grade seven, receives a bowl of rice, soya, eggs and dal provided by the World Food Programme (WFP) as part of its school meals programme. Nutrition India Asia Thu, 01 Oct 2015 12:09:26 +0000 WFP 648003 at http://www.wfp.org Kerala Government Partners With WFP To Improve Food Delivery http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/kerala-government-partners-wfp-improve-food-delivery NEW DELHI – The Government of Kerala, supported by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), announced yesterday that it will begin a new pilot to improve transparency and efficiency in the delivery of food to 34 million people across the state. Preventing Hunger India Local Asia Fri, 21 Aug 2015 11:23:02 +0000 WFP 647678 at http://www.wfp.org 10 Things You Need To Know About El Niño http://www.wfp.org/stories/10-facts-about-el-nino Here are ten things to know about El Niño, the atmospheric event that threatens to complicate the food security situation in various countries across three continents. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter. Chad Djibouti El Salvador Eritrea Ethiopia Guatemala Haiti Honduras India Indonesia Kenya Malawi Mauritania Nicaragua Niger Pakistan Philippines Senegal Somalia South Sudan Sudan Uganda Zimbabwe Global Africa Americas Asia Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:50:03 +0000 WFP 647604 at http://www.wfp.org Why Government Must Keep Investing In Mid Day Meal Scheme http://www.wfp.org/content/why-government-must-keep-investing-mid-day-meal-scheme To successfully improve nutrition, it is essential to have strategies and convergence across sectors including food, health, safe drinking water and sanitation. With one in three of world's malnourished children living in this country, this investment is imperative for India. MDM is well placed to support the nutritional requirements of a large number of India's children but some stark gaps regarding hygiene and the nutritional value of every meal needs to be addressed to enhance the impact of this investment. School Meals India Local hunger in the news Asia DailyO India Today Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:40:26 +0000 WFP 645712 at http://www.wfp.org India: WFP at Odisha State School Feeding Programme Exhibition http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/india-wfp-odisha-state-school-feeding-programme-exhibition An estimated one in three of the world's malnourished children live in India. A key cause of malnutrition across the country is micronutrient deficiencies, particularly iron deficiency. Fortification of commodities in food-based social safety nets is an effective means to address such deficiencies. India Local Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:53:24 +0000 WFP 644081 at http://www.wfp.org