Volume 14 Issue 01

Impact of Covid-19 on Food and Agriculture

 Somashekhar C.L.1, Gurappa Basavaraja 2
1, 2 DO & SR in Political Science, Tumkur University, Tumakuru, India.
Volume 14, Issue 01, Pg. 11-14, 2021.

Abstract: Disease outbreak and global pandemics have been the greatest threat for the sustainability of human existence.  Mankind has witnessed many pandemics over the course of human history that killed millions of people and ravaged the global economy and politics. In the current context, the world is facing yet another pandemic as Corona virus disease of 2019 (COVID- 19). Realizing the gravity of situation, every country has undertaken special steps to fight against the pandemic mostly with non-pharmaceutical measures involving social distancing and self-isolation. In addition, restriction in travel and trade are done in majority of countries to limit the spread of the virus. All these combat against the pandemic has vastly affected the major economic sectors such as Agriculture.  Agriculture serves as the most important economic sector endorsing food security and human development.  It is important to assess the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on Agricultural Production as it primarily involves the sustainability of human life and secondarily involves the economy.

Keywords: COVID-19, Pandemic, Impact, Food security, Agriculture, Agriculture production.

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The Role of National Food Security Act-2013 Turning India to No Man Hungry

Anand A.1, Guruppa Basavaraja 2
 1,2 DO & SR in Political Science, Tumkur University, Tumakuru, India.
Volume 14, Issue 01, Pg. 15-20, 2021.

Abstract: India is world largest Democratic Country and the second position in population. Most of the population working under primary sector like agriculture, 63% of the population is directly or indirectly involved in agriculture, but still India can’t feed nutritious food for all the citizens of the country. Since the Independence of India trying to eradicate hungry, started many program and schemes. In 2013 the government of India introduces an act National food security Act-2013(Right to Food Act). The main aim of this act supply food and nutrition’s to all the citizens of the country. The government chooses the PDS system to make   success full of this act. Under the act state government of Karnataka announce a program Anna Bhagya in 10/07/2013. This is the benefits of 1.9 crore families and the government expense more than 2500 crore per year. The result of this program was good there is no leakage because the government takes some of advanced technology like ekyc, mobile OTP. Through the Government fair price shops (PDS) distributes Rice and Ragi free of cost and supplying other commodities like Sugar, Salt, Dal, Wheat, Soaps, and Edible oil in offering ability cost. This is directly helps people to eat good nutritious food, and this program became model in the country. This article aims at to assess the role of National food Security Act to turning India into a no Man Hungry.

The methodology used to this article is Historical and Empirical. Secondary data had been gathered from Government Websites and Articles appeared in the reputed Journals. And the Primary data collected through conducting survey to the area which is covered under the scheme. The data analysed by using pie chart and Column.

Keywords: Food Security Act, Public Distribution System, Anna Bhagya Scheme, Poverty, Nutrition

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Smart Convergence for Smart City Mission towards Sustainable Development A study with Special Reference to Karnataka State

Amulya R H. 1, Raju J K 2
1,2 Institute of Management Studies, Davangere University, Davangere, Davangere Dist. India.
Volume 14, Issue 01, Pg. 21-34, 2021.

Abstract: Academic attention to smart cities and their governance is growing rapidly. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government of India launched its flagship program, ‘Smart Cities’ on 25th June 2015. As part of the program, the government has decided to develop 100 Smart Cities by 2024. It aims to address challenges associated with India’s rapid growth and massive urbanization in coming years. The objective of smart city initiative is to promote sustainable and inclusive cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment and application of ‘Smart’ Solutions with Smart Collaborations/Convergence. The Smart Cities Mission is an innovative and recent initiative by the Government of India to develop smart cities pan-India to enable economic growth and improve the quality of life of people by enabling local development and using smart technologies to make its citizens life better.

This paper aims at identifying the role of Smart cities towards sustainable Development. The paper also highlights the profile of the selected cities in Karnataka state, India along with the profile suited for being selected amongst various other cities in the race for selection in the mission . There is an attempt to understand the SWOT and analyse them for achieving the mission’s goal. Understanding about the organisation structure helps to measure the key positions and their roles towards the mission. The paper also identifies the smart collaborations by the Mission for achieving the goal of sustainable Development. The ultimate objective of the study in this article is all about the effectiveness of smart city mission towards sustainable Development of the Nation.

Keywords: Convergence, Core Infrastructure, Smart City Mission, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Goals, Special Purpose Vehicles.

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