India’s central development strategy should be to systematize structural and sector-specific measures the government can implement immediately to promote nutrition security while not losing sight of the long-term changes needed to create a modern, inclusive, and just India. Agriculture is fundamental to India’s inclusive and sustainable structural economic transformation. It must therefore play a more significant role in promoting nutrition security.
The government can maximize the potential of existing architectures across sectors to make them more pro-nutrition oriented and to promote meaningful coherence and convergence across sectors. This policy note highlights some practical policy options for such an engagement, within the existing agriculture-related mechanisms, schemes, and platforms.