FOOD SECURITY: CHALLENGES AND ISSUES IN INDIA

SUNILDRO L.S. AKOIJAM

Abstract


Food security in India has to be understood as a distress phenomenon, as with marginal increase in their incomes over time they are forced to cut down on their food consumption to meet other pressing demands of health and education that were not considered important in the past. High economic growth rates have failed to improve food security in India leaving the country facing a crisis in its rural economy. If food security is a complex objective, pursued with others (shelter, safety, health, self-esteem), in a world where individual households face diverse, complex and different livelihood opportunities, what role can policy possibly play? Can governments ever know enough to act? This paper is focused on the several foods security issues prevalent in the Indian scenario. Data are taken from relevant sources to analyse the gravity of the food security issues in India. It also covered the several development programmes taken up by the Indian government to counter various food security issues including several schemes and yojanas.


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ISSN : 2251-1555