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Title:
HUNGER AND STARVATION: SCARCITY OF FOOD OR SCARCITY OF DEMOCRACY?

Authors:
Dr. D. Ananda

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Dr. D. Ananda
Assistant Regional Director, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Regional Center, Ahmedabad, Gujarat-382481

MLA 8
Ananda, Dr. D. "HUNGER AND STARVATION: SCARCITY OF FOOD OR SCARCITY OF DEMOCRACY?" Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 8, Aug. 2019, pp. 5511-5522, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=422. Accessed Aug. 2019.
APA
Ananda, D. (2019, August). HUNGER AND STARVATION: SCARCITY OF FOOD OR SCARCITY OF DEMOCRACY? Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(8), 5511-5522. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=422
Chicago
Ananda, Dr. D. "HUNGER AND STARVATION: SCARCITY OF FOOD OR SCARCITY OF DEMOCRACY?" Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 8 (August 2019), 5511-5522. Accessed August, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=422.

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Abstract:
The paper has a two-fold objective, one it begins with an appraisal of various stages of debates on food security based on the focus of arguments. It examines the various major arguments on food security such as Food availability Decline Argument, Green Revolution Approach and Entitlement and Deprivation Theory. Second, the paper examines the relationship between political processes and the prevention of hunger. The paper analyses the role of democracy in the elimination of hunger and starvation. The paper looks into the query of why do hunger, food insecurity and poverty persist in a democratic society amidst surplus food production and the role of democratic politics in the eradication of hunger and poverty. It argues for the need of integrating democracy into debates on poverty and food security and looks at the right to food and role of state in the Constitution of India. The enormous growth in global food production and an increase in per capita availability of food are necessary but not sufficient conditions for eliminating hunger and malnutrition. However, aggregate availability is an essential condition for food security. The people who do not have any land on which cultivate or any other alternative source income to buy food go hungry no matter how much food grains available in the market.