IGC India conference: The impact of COVID-19 on health and wellbeing

The nationwide lockdown last year disrupted food supply chains, and access to food was a very real concern for millions of households. India has some of the world’s largest food security schemes to address malnutrition and hunger. While the initiatives seem promising, the COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges in the effective delivery of midday meals and the public distribution systems (PDS), especially for migrant families. This webinar reflects on the impact of COVID-19 on household food consumption and food security over the past year, dietary practices of women and children in rural Bihar, the financial status of households, and access to government schemes.