How and Why the Access to Public Distribution System Does Not Enhance the Food Security Among the People of North-East India: An Inter-State Analysis

13 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2011  

Nirankar Srivastav

North-Eastern Hill University

Amaresh Dubey

North Eastern Hill University

Date Written: April 20, 2004

Abstract

This paper analyses the status of public distribution system and its role to deal with the problem of food security among the states in the North-Eastern region of India. The main finding of the paper is that poverty has increased in the NER states. It appears that Public Distribution system is widely accessible to households of the region but it is the lack of purchasing power that comes in the way of ensuring food security. An appropriate combination of policies like effective implementation of poverty alleviation programs, stabilization of prices of primary goods, providing universal health care and elementary education facilities are needed along with higher economic growth for enhancing food security among the poor household of the region.

Keywords: Public Distribution Sytem, Poverty, Food Security, North-eastern Region, India

JEL Classification: I38, J15

Suggested Citation

Srivastav, Nirankar and Dubey, Amaresh, How and Why the Access to Public Distribution System Does Not Enhance the Food Security Among the People of North-East India: An Inter-State Analysis (April 20, 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1816304 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1816304

Nirankar Srivastav (Contact Author)

North-Eastern Hill University ( email )

Shillong, Meghalaya 703014
India
03642723176 (Phone)

Amaresh Dubey

North Eastern Hill University ( email )

Shillong
Meghalaya
India

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