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Food Security in India: Problems and Prospects

Publisher: Ontario International Development Agency

The concept of Food Security is multi-dimensional. Food security exists when all when all people at all times have physical and economic access to sufficient and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preference for an active and healthy life. Ensuring food and nutrition security is a challenge for India given its huge population and high level of poverty and malnutrition. This paper examines performance, issues, challenges and policies in food security in terms of availability, accessibility and affordability. In particular the paper addresses the following questions: (1) What is the advancement in supply side of food as far as accessibility at national level? (2) What are the policies that India is following as has followed in achieving food security? (3) What ought to be done to acknowledge food security for all citizens of India? This study adopted descriptive methodology to demonstrate the term food security and its scenario in India. It relied on upon auxiliary information from books, references, and in writing in subject to analyzing the data submitted by FCI and Food Security Portal and Food and agriculture Organization. The present paper attempts to analyze some issues related to food security in India and suggest some ways to achieve food and nutritional security in India for overall growth of an individual and sound and sustainable development of Indian economy.

Author(s): Shaleen Jain | Views(263)

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