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dc.contributor.authorGhosh, Nilabjaen_US
dc.contributor.authorGuha-Khasnobis, Basudeben_US
dc.description.abstractFood insecurity at the household level has become unacceptable in India where the economy is growing at high rates and food sufficiency is already achieved at the macro-level. Food security has always been an important issue in the Indian political economy and was addressed by numerous poverty-eradication and rural development programmes that emerged and evolved with time. In recent times of liberalization, the programmes are intended to be more targeted and integrated with other social objectives through innovative designing. In particular, the government is all set to using public works programme, which is nothing new to India or other developing countries, as a nationwide instrument to confer earning opportunity to rural people backed by legal reinforcement. This paper reviews the strategies and instruments in India that impinge on household food insecurity. The paper also examines how far the existing public works programmes in select four states target the households that are likely to be food insecure.en_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2006/123en_US
dc.subject.keywordfood insecurityen_US
dc.subject.keywordpublic works programmesen_US
dc.subject.keywordpoverty alleviationen_US
dc.subject.keywordcereal consumptionen_US
dc.subject.stwÖffentliche Arbeitenen_US
dc.titleLooking for answers to the food security problem: India under current compulsionsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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