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Cereal Consumption Over Time in the Country and Across the States

Publisher: Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics

Surplus stock of foodgrains and foodgrains export are two macro indicators to claim attainment of self-sufficiency/food security. Rising food production and decline in consumption are two most probable reasons behind such claim. Again, the Committee on Long Term Grain Policy has attributed the excess stock of foodgrains to the decline in per capita cereal consumption than to increase in production. With this background in view the study attempts to assess the validity of such assertion taking into account the data on consumption pattern and availability of foodgrains as available in various rounds of NSS Reports and publications of the Government of India for the country as a whole and across the States, and also to examine the variation in consumption pattern across states over time

Author(s): A.K. Giri | Views(165)

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