IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management) Indian Agriculture-Types of Irrigation and Irrigation Systems Storage Study Material (Page 5 of 8)

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Population Explosion and Food Security: Need for Food Security in India

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In India, both GDP and food grains production have increased at higher rate than population growth over last 50 years. However, India still has large fraction of population suffering from hunger and starvation. There has been declining calorie consumption mainly in bottom 30 % of the population. Refer “Food Security” in “Agricultural Geography” in “Human and Economic Geography” .

Population, GDP and food grain growth in India

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Population Explosion and Food Security: Right to Food

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Right to Food

In 2001, Right to Food idea came into existence when People՚s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) from Rajasthan gave petition to Supreme Court to demand for national food stocks to protect people from hunger. It led to a prolonged litigation and raised a lot of public interest. This litigation lead to Right to Food Campaign (network of organizations and individuals from media, research institutions, NGO՚s, and corporate committed to realization of the right to food) asserting that, “Everyone has a fundamental ri…

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