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An Analysis of India’s Right to Food Act: The Correlation of Hunger, Poverty and Female Literacy

Publisher: National Journal of Medical Research

The Government of India has introduced the National food security act, which has been dubbed the world’s greatest welfare project, ever. The act uses poverty line indicators to identify the beneficiaries, and for implementation of the scheme, designates the eldest woman in the household as head of the family. This study was undertaken to determine if equating poverty with hunger is a fair and operable assumption and to ascertain if female literacy can have a bearing on the nutritional status of families and consequently positively impact food security.

Author(s): Shraddha Shetty, Anil Shetty | Views(442)

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