Poverty and Food Security in India: Problems and Policies

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Aakar Books, Jan 1, 2004 - Food supply - 456 pages
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Persistence Of Poverty, Hunger And Starvation Along With Growing Availability Of Food Has Rendered The Rationale Of Both Poverty Alleviation And Food Self-Sufficiency Policies Suspect And Created A Paradoxical Situation. There Is A Consensus Among Policy Makers, Planners And Economists That The Problems Of Poverty, Hunger And Malnutrition Have Not Been Solved Satisfactorily. It Is Also Acknowledged That The Persistence Of These Problems Has The Potential Of Undermining The Very Process Of Democratic Governance. Policies And Programmes Have Systematically Failed With A Huge Opportunity Cost.There Is Need For New Answers To These Questions. Available Solutions Have Outlived Their Utility. Time Has Come To Recast And Redefine The Agenda For Poverty And Food Insecurity Eradication. This Is Easier Said Than Done. There Is A Need For A Dispassionate Debate, Discussion And Meaningful Action. This Challenging Task Cannot Be Solved By State Intervention Alone. It Is Against This Backdrop That The Present Volume Seeks To Provide Answers To Some Of The Key Questions.The Main Objective Of The Book Is To Add Fresh Insights To The Theory And Policy Of Poverty And Food Insecurity Alleviation. How Far We Succeeded Shall Be Reflected Through The Pages Of This Book.
 

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Contents

Contributors
15
MACRO PERSPECTIVE
36
Mainstreaming Food and Nutrition Issues
51
Globalisation and Indias Food Security
71
Poverty and Sustainable Development
106
Agricultural Trade Liberalization
128
Employment and Poverty in Rural India
146
Food Security Through Improving Rural Female
163
Spatial and Sectoral Pa tterns of Growth
256
Trade Liberalization and the Poor
266
Sabotaging Public Distribution System PDS
296
Poor Under Reform
303
Rural Poverty and Agrarian Power
309
Stateled and Marketassisted Land Reforms
356
Peoples Participation in Poverty Alleviation
398
Nutrient Intake Outcome Measures
417

Human Rights Agricultural
175
Abusaleh Shariff
193
Poverty Alleviation Programmes in India
208
Social Orientation and Women Empowerment
236
Poverty AlleviationResults of
429
Poverty Allevia tion in Orissa
445
Index
451
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