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Food and Nutrition Security in Developing Countries: A Case Study of City of Varanasi in India

Publisher: Research in Agriculture and Applied Economics

Safety of the street foods is an important aspect in the field of nutrition security. A study was conducted in the city of Varanasi in India. It was observed that about 42% of the working man and women in the age group of 25-45, and 61% of the students in the age group of 14-21, consume foods from the street vendors in the day at least once. About 23% of working women prefer to have food from street vendors rather carrying food from home to the work place. About 82 % of people of all age groups prefer to go to street vendors against only 18% only who prefer to go to the restaurant in the evening. About 57% working man and women are concerned about the cleanliness and hygiene of the vendors while the rest are not concerned about these aspects.

Author(s): Sunita Mishra | Views(256)

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