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Food Insecurity in India's Agricultural Heartland

The Economics of Hunger in Punjab

Harpreet Kaur Narang

Food Insecurity in India's Agricultural Heartland

Food Insecurity in India's Agricultural Heartland

The Economics of Hunger in Punjab

Food Insecurity in India's Agricultural Heartland

 

This book brings to the fore the different dimensions of the deprivation of human capabilities and the intricate relationship between food security and economy, ecology, and state policy within the Indian state of Punjab.


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Beschrijving Food Insecurity in India's Agricultural Heartland

India is home to the world's largest hungry population and has a long way to go before it is anywhere near the mammoth task of achieving the United Nations' goal of ending hunger in 2030. It is ironic that this book raises the issue of "Hunger" in a state where it is least expected. Punjab is a state with mountains of food grains and overflowing godowns, with highest yields, and largest area under irrigation. Not only that, it is the Green Revolution state of India,
that has played the most prominent role in helping India achieve its goal of food self-sufficiency.

By investigating the hydra-headed concept of food security in Indian Punjab, this book brings to fore the different dimensions of the deprivation of human capabilities and the intricate relationship between food security and economy, ecology, and state policy. Moreover, it is a wakeup call for India; for if, this is the state of affairs in one of the more prosperous primarily agrarian states, what would be the situation in the poorer ones? The primary objective is to divert urgent attention to
the issue of food security, as an important ingredient of human resource development. With a strong commitment to achieving the primary goal of human resource development, India's biggest burden could well become India's greatest asset in the path to inclusive development.


ISBN
9780192866479
Pagina's
352
Verschenen
NUR
754
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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