Website Launch by Honorable Minister

Mr. Sudhir Mungantiwar, Cabinet Minister of Finance & Planning and Forests Department, Government of Maharashtra launched TERI’s Nutrition Security website on April 25th, 2018 at Sahyadri State Guest House, Mumbai.

Malnutrition - A Global Concern

Malnutrition, manifested as under and over nutrition, contributes to lower productivity, higher morbidity and mortality rates, and serious health disorders like obesity, anemia, and diabetes, the percentage of which is alarmingly increasing.

Palghar - A Troubled Paradise

The scenic district, blessed with an unspoiled coast, sacred groves and rich biodiversity is one of the newest districts of Maharashtra state with 30.56% of the population belonging to scheduled tribes. Sadly, over the past decade Palghar has become synonymous with malnutrition and related deaths.

Wild edibles - A Much Needed Alternative to Conventional Food Sources

Although 80,000 species of edible plants are available globally, 90% of our diet comprises just 30 of these. Inclusion of wider nutritious food varieties, especially wild species in diet could be the solution to all our nutritional problems.

Food Fortification - A Practical Approach to Help Overcome Micronutrient Deficiencies

Inclusion of all the food groups into the daily diet will ensure adequate intake of all the essential important macronutrients & micronutrients required for the body. Consumption of a balanced diet is extremely essential in creating nutritional security.

About us

Our vision is to enhance nutrition security in rural and urban areas through development of sustainable practices and approaches.

Our Focus

Through pragmatic research, develop sustainable policies and prototypes to effectively address nutritional security.

  • To carry out research, formulate policy documents and sustainable on field, replicable prototypes including additional revenue generation options to address nutritional security.
  • To promote incorporation of locally available resources and diverse food species in peoples diets so as to maximize nutritional benefits.
  • To create an accessible repository of traditional knowledge, especially with respect to local and wild plant varieties having nutritional and medicinal importance in digital and printed formats for wider dissemination.

Digital Library


Mushrooms, rich in proteins, vitamin D, dietary fibres, have anti-oxidant, anti-cancerous and anti-microbial activities enhancing their neutraceutical and pharmaceutical importance. →

Wild Edible Plants

Wild edible plants are a medicinal and nutrient treasure trove and deserve better recognition in food and nutritional security in both urban and rural context. →

Partners and Sponsors

Project Details

A long term participatory approach focusing on sustainability has been undertaken by TERI under its various initiatives such as PROTEIN (Program to Revitalize Overall Health of Tribals by Ensuring Intake of Nutritious food) with an objective to address nutritional deficiencies in tribal, rural and urban areas.

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