भारतीय लोक प्रशासन संस्थान
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Building Capacity for Good Governance

Food security in india(2013)

Prof. ANIL CHANDY ITTYERAH

Indian Institute of Public Administration

Attaining food security is a matter of prime importance for India where more than a-third of its population is estimated to be absolutely poor, and as many as one half of its children have suffered from malnourishment over the last three decades.Several important issues have emerged in the context of food security in India.These have been (a) the liberalization of the economy and its impact on agriculture and food security; (b) the establishment of the WTO and the agreement on Agriculture; (c) climate change and its impact on food production and prices; (d) the prevalence of hunger and poverty coexisting with high levels of food stocks; (e) the introduction of the targeted Public Distribution System (f) the „Right to Food‟ campaign;and (g) the National Food Security Bill.These important issues have posed severe challenges for food security in the country.