System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism
for Agriculture and Nutrition


Structural Shift in Demand for Food: Projections for 2020

Publisher: ICRIER

The present study diagnoses the food basket of households in rural and urban areas under different expenditure groups in the last two decades and tries to investigate the driving force for these changes by computing the demand elasticities that explain the level of demand for the commodities by an individual consumer given the structure of relative prices faced, real income and a set of individual characteristics such as age, type of household (expenditure groups) and geographical environment (rural or urban). The study projects the prospects of the food demand scenario in the country in 2020. And, finally, aims at finding answers to some of the most debatable issues relating to the country’s food security, decline in cereal consumption and implications on poverty.

Author(s): Surabhi Mittal | Views(421)

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