Given that India has emerged as the capital of hunger, that per capita consumption has dropped from 178kg in 1991 to 155kg in 2003, and that the daily consumption of the bottom 25% of the population has decreased over the last 17 years, then any response on the food insecurity front is a response to a national emergency.

The biggest blind spot is the neglect of food production and food producers as core elements of food security, from the household to the national level. You cannot provide food to people if you have not first made sure that you are producing enough food. And to ensure food production, ...


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