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Food Assistance Programmes and their Role in Alleviating Poverty and Hunger in India

Publisher: Supreme Court Commissioners

Poverty, food insecurity, malnutrition, and hunger are inter-related concepts. Poverty is an extremely complex phenomenon, which manifests itself in a dense range of overlapping and interwoven economic, political and social deprivations. These include assetlessness, low income levels, hunger, poor health, insecurity, physical and psychological hardship, social exclusion, degradation and discrimination, and political powerlessness and disarticulation. Therefore, policy instruments should be designed to address not only the low income and consumption aspect of poverty, but also the larger and complex social dimensions, and of the aspirations of the poor.

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