Hazra, Anupam
December 2009
Rajagiri Journal of Social Development;Dec2009, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p35
Academic Journal
The current global food crisis, that has emerged from the recent unprecedented increase in the price of food, especially of staples, coupled with shortages and diminishing food stocks, has reduced access to food for many people (particularly the poor) in a large number of developing countries. From a nation dependent on food imports to feed its population, India today is not only self-sufficient in grain production, but also has a substantial reserve. However, this upbeat food situation in India neglects the reality of widespread hunger and chronic malnutrition in the country. This paper highlights the global scenario of food insecurity and the current situation of food insecurity, the possible multi-dimensional impact of food insecurity in India, and the chronic hunger and under-nourishment across the states of India. It also suggests some measures for the future to combat the emerging threat of global food crisis.


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