Research Scholar, Univ. Dept. of Economics, T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur
MLA 8 Singh, Sadhvi. "AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 126-133, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=13. Accessed Jan. 2019.
APA Singh, S. (2019, January). AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY IN INDIA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(1), 126-133. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=13
Chicago Singh, Sadhvi. "AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 1 (January 2019), 126-133. Accessed January, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=13.
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Abstract: Food insecurity is multi-dimensional and is influenced by factors related to unavailability,
inaccessibility and inadequacy of food. In India, there is evidence of each of these aspects in one
form or another contributing to food insecurity. Over the past two and half decades there has
been a significant change in India's trade and economic structure. Public and private
interventions in the early 1990s including trade liberalization, increased capital mobility, and
development and adoption of new technological innovations are helping to revitalize India's
agriculture, commercial and service sectors. In spite of the global economic crisis during the past
few years, India's economy continued to grow and the country has emerged as one of the fastest
growing economies in the world with accelerated annual growth rates around 7- 8 percent.
Despite the unprecedented economic growth, India's growing population means that ensuring a
continuous supply of food and maintaining national food security remains a major challenge for
the government of India. So, effective measures are needed to achieve the goal of hunger free,
food and nutritional secure India. Food security act is an opportunity and this can be regarded as
appreciable step in India. But the framework of poverty estimation and identification is complex
and impractical. Proper distribution and procurement are the issues in the way of implementation
of the act. The need of the time is simplified, transparent and equitable framework for
practicability of the act. The State and Central governments are taking positive steps to address
the challenges of food security.
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