Theories on Food Security: A Case Evidence from Kerala

  • P Shanmugam Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Bharathiyar University, Coimabatore, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Deepa K Thomas Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Economics, Bharathiyar University, Coimabatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Public Distribution System, Individual Deficiency, Food Consumption Score

Abstract

The importance of food in modern times has been widely accepted. Because, it is a shocking and alarming fact that every seventh person universally and every fifth person in the developing parts of the world are hungry today.To avoid this crucial situation the Government of India introduced various welfare programmes on food in which Public Distribution System (PDS) is one of the largest food subsidy programmes in the world that protects the food safety measures in India. The main benefit of food subsidies is the assurance of food security at affordable prices to the people, mainly the poor. In this paper two well-known economic theories are used to analyze the influences of PDS scheme for the need of food security. The study revealed that, PDS scheme plays a vital role in reducing the global hunger levels of Indiaespecially in Kerala and ensure the basic ́ ́right to food ́ ́ to all at subsids prices and also at free of cost to the possible extent.

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2018-04-28
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