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Title:
A FALSE SHORTAGE: FOOD WASTAGE IN INDIA AND THE NEED FOR RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REFORMS

Authors:
Inesh Uttamchandani

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Inesh Uttamchandani
Grade 12 student at The British School, New Delhi.

MLA 8
Uttamchandani, Inesh. "A FALSE SHORTAGE: FOOD WASTAGE IN INDIA AND THE NEED FOR RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REFORMS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 7, July 2019, pp. 4898-4903, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=372. Accessed July 2019.
APA
Uttamchandani, I. (2019, July). A FALSE SHORTAGE: FOOD WASTAGE IN INDIA AND THE NEED FOR RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REFORMS. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(7), 4898-4903. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=372
Chicago
Uttamchandani, Inesh. "A FALSE SHORTAGE: FOOD WASTAGE IN INDIA AND THE NEED FOR RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REFORMS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 7 (July 2019), 4898-4903. Accessed July, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=372.

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Abstract:
While debates persist on whether India can become a food bowl for the world, with its large capacity for production and agriculture, the developing country also possesses some of the largest percentages of food wastage. With many starving, India's food and ration distribution system has proven partially or wholly insufficient to meet the needs of the world's largest democracy. There is thus a need for sustainable resource management reforms that provides for effective implementation to meet the long-term goals of reducing or removing hunger, as well as of crop sustainability such that the needs of future generations can be met. This paper will analyze the existing systems and policies for food distribution, scholarly literature on resource management, and statistics on food production and shortage to establish that it is not production but rather distribution and management systems that must be properly remedied. By doing so, the paper establishes that it is in fact a 'false shortage', and provides basic policy recommendations for future structural development of new systems.