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Towards a Food Secure India : Issues and Policies

S Mahendra Dev; K P Kannan and Nira Ramachandran

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ISBN 10: 8190094874 / ISBN 13: 9788190094870
Published by Institute for Human Develop, New Delhi, 2003
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Contents Preface. 1. Introduction/S. Mahendra Dev K.P. Kannan and Nira Ramachandran. I. Estimates of demand for and supply of foodgrains in India 2. Productivity and supply of foodgrains in India/Praduman Kumar and Surabhi Mittal. 3. Demand for foodgrains by 2020 AD/P.C. Bansil. 4. Declining per capita demand for foodgrains in India why and what does this imply/C.H. Hanumantha Rao. II. Response to macro policy and globalisation 5. Economic policies for ensuring food security/Vijay S. Vyas. 6. Towards newer Paradigms of food security/Yoginder K. Alagh. 7. World Trade Organisation and food security/S. Mahendra Dev. III. Regional scenario 8. Hunger and poverty in north eastern states implications for food security/Amaresh Dubey and Orester Kharpuri. 9. Food security in Andhra Pradesh in retrospect and prospect/S. Indrakant and S. Harikishan. 10. Food security in a regional perspective a view from food deficit Kerala/K.P. Kannan. 11. Food security issues in a state of large agricultural instability the case of Rajasthan/Vidya Sagar. 12. Food and power in Bihar and Jharkhand the political economy of the functioning of the public distribution system/Jos Mooij. 13. The paradox of food insecurity in a food surplus state the case of Uttar Pradesh/Nisha Srivastava. IV. Grass roots experiences 14. Food security in a drought prone area a study in Karnataka/V.M. Rao and R.S. Deshpande. 15. Perspectives of women on food security a case study of a tribal village in West Bengal 1993 to 1998/Amitava Mukherjee. 16. Learning from micro level experiences in food security the case of mountain villages in Uttaranchal/Nira Ramachandran. 17. Food security system and its operation a study of some villages in the district of Kalahandi Orissa/K. Sarap and M. Mahamallik. V. Emerging perspectives 18. On improving the effectiveness of the PDS in achieving food security/Shikha Jha and P.V. Srinivasan. 19. The dangers of narrow targeting an assessment of the targeted public distribution system/Madhura Swaminathan. 20. Policies for nutrition how imperative are they/M.H. Suryanarayana. 21. Food security and the right to food/Jean Dreze. Glossary. Index. India is often cited as a land of paradoxes. This is certainly true when it comes to food security. Despite a decline in poverty close 3 per cent of its people are food insecure and one half of its children malnourished in one way or another. And yet the country has a stock of more than 60 million tonnes of foodgrains stored through government's procurement. Increased food prices shrinkage of area under foodgrains and escalating food subsidy are now the major concerns with regard to food security rather than freedom from hunger. Food security has a number of dimensions that go beyond supply and demand. Ultimately the key question is that of the ability to access and effectively utilise food by all people at all times to lead a healthy life. This volume discusses food security in India in this broad framework and compiles the contributions of a good number of scholars in a single volume. It is not only a comprehensive publication but also one which addresses critical issues and emerging concerns on food security such as the demand for and supply of foodgrains in future policy response to demostic reforms and globalisation regional scenario and micro level experiences and ongoing perspectives such as the working of the PDS nutrition and right to food. The book will be extremely useful for all those concerned with analysis of and the formulation of policy for food security. 464 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 52017

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Publisher: Institute for Human Develop, New Delhi

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