System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism
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Economic and Environmental Impact of National Food Security Act of India

Publisher: Springer

The NFSA aims to provide subsidized food grains to approximately two thirds of India’s population. The study applied a modified Leontief and Ghosh model under Input–output framework. The study also assessed the environmental impact of this act focusing on various environmental indicators. Further, the additional land requirement, labour generation and GDP growth that NFSA entails have also been computed. The impacts on sectoral prices have also been calculated. The result shows that the food grain sector has to grow by 3.75 % annually to match provision of food grains according to the norm set by the act. Apart from the targeted food grains sector, we noticed some indirect impact on other sectors such as Chemicals and Chemical Products, Mineral Fuels, Live stock products and Other Oilseeds and Crops.

Author(s): Kakali Mukhopadhyay, Priyam Sengupta | Views(456)

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