August 31, 2015

India

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India-threshold-2016Score: 45

Although poverty and hunger have been on the decline in India, a large portion of the population, mainly dependent on rural incomes, suffers from malnourishment.

As a response, India adopted the National Food Security Act which aims to ensure access to quality food at affordable prices by increasing food stocks to mitigate price volatility.

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Areas for Improvement:

There are concrete goals policy makers can work towards to improve food security in India:

  • India performs worst in the Demand and Price rubric, therefore efforts to improve food security in India should focus on this rubric
  • Maximizing the amount of arable land and increasing productivity will contribute to growth in India’s agriculture sector and reduce malnourishment
  • India is vulnerable to extreme weather and the resulting agriculture productivity loss, which will continue as the effects of climate change progress

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