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dc.contributor.authorSaxena, N.C.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-07T13:52:27Z
dc.date.available2016-01-07T13:52:27Z
dc.date.issued1/7/2012en
dc.identifier.citationSaxena, N.C. (2012) Hunger and Malnutrition in India. IDS Bulletin 43: 8-14en
dc.identifier.issn1759-5436en
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/7552
dc.description.abstractDespite excellent economic growth in the last two decades India continues to suffer from ‘alarming’ hunger, and acute malnutrition amongst children under five. The recently introduced National Food Security Bill tries to address some of these concerns, but its success would depend on several non?legal factors, such as whether we are able to increase food production in backward regions, ban exports and thus increase availability, and identify the real poor correctly with some help from the biometrics?based unique identity (UID) programme. The Government of India also has to improve the design and oversight of central welfare programmes such as the Public Distribution System (PDS), which seeks to distribute subsidised foodgrains to the poor, and the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) meant for children under five. However, food alone does not solve the problem of underweight children, which needs a multidimensional thrust in health, hygiene, water quality, and above all a change in cultural practices related to child?rearing.en
dc.format.extent7en
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltden
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Bulletin Vol. 43 Nos.en
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdfen
dc.titleHunger and Malnutrition in Indiaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.holder© 2012 The Author. IDS Bulletin © 2012 Institute of Development Studiesen
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1759-5436.2012.00341.xen


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