Report on the state of food insecurity in rural India

This Report is an update of the Rural Food Insecurity Atlas of 2001 released by the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) and the World Food Programme (WFP). Since then, numerous new programmes have been initiated by the central and state governments for achieving food security in the country. Giving a broad indicative picture of the level of food insecurity in different states and the operation of the nutrition safety net programmes, the Report concludes that the State has to play a crucial role in augmenting foodgrain output, ensuring wider access to food through expansion of livelihood opportunities as well as increasing access to non-food factors that have a direct bearing on food absorption and health, like safe drinking water, sanitation etc.

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