Save life and livelihoods with disaster management
Many people across the world have lost their lives, homes or access to basic facilities, such as hospitals, electricity due to natural disasters, including earthquakes, droughts, tsunamis, heavy flooding, sky bursting, hurricanes or cyclones. Some of these disasters have caused grave economic damages also to some countries. We on the this occasion need to understand the deep impact of natural disasters which not only make people vulnerable due to loss of assets, life and livelihoods but also effects the growth of future generation.
Role of technologies, policies and infrastructure would be crucial in realising the potential of rainfed agriculture. “Technologies and public policies, the two major drivers of agricultural growth, should have appropriate synergies to move forward,” said M O H Farook, governor, Jharkhand, while inaugurating the 20th meeting of ICAR Regional Committee No IV at Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi.(F&B news)
According to the Indian Medical Association, anaemia is one of the leading causes of school dropouts and results in lower mental and motor development, fatigue and low productivity in adulthood. There are various estimates of the impact on GDP; according to The Micronutrient Initiative, India loses 1.27 per cent of its GDP annually due to anaemia.