Topic: GS3 – Food security
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a news article by Dr. VK Paul on using technology to combat malnutrition in India.
- The Prime Minister emphasized the importance of technology in revolutionizing efforts against malnutrition.
- The article discusses how targeted and efficient interventions are creating positive impacts in the fight against malnutrition.
Role of technology in fight against malnutrition:
- Data Analytics: Technology helps analyze nutritional data to identify at-risk populations and tailor interventions.
- Telemedicine: Remote healthcare consultations allow for the early detection and treatment of malnutrition.
- Mobile Apps: Apps can educate and provide nutritional guidance to individuals and communities.
- Smart Agriculture: Technology enables precision farming to increase food production.
- Biotechnology: Genetically modified crops can enhance nutritional content and crop yields.
- Supply Chain Management: Tech streamlines the distribution of nutritious food to those in need.
- Monitoring and Evaluation: Technology aids in tracking progress and impact of malnutrition programs.
- Nutrition Tracking Devices: Wearables and mobile apps help individuals monitor their own nutrition.
- E-Learning: Online education can inform communities about proper nutrition and its importance.
Question: Discuss the role of technology in addressing malnutrition in India and its potential impact on public health and food security.