Wasting harvest and worsening food security in India

Aneesh, K.A. (2017) Wasting harvest and worsening food security in India. International Journal of Research Culture Society, 1 (7). pp. 158-164.

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India has been facing a paradoxical situation of decaying harvest in one side and starving poor on the other. Lack of adequate cold-chain infrastructure and a supportive food processing industry leads to wastage of about 30 percent of all food produced; cause India to experience some of the highest food losses in the world. Reduction of post-harvest losses become the component of food security, the current scenario in Indian agriculture poses a threat to the successful implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) in India. This paper aims to examine the issue of post-harvest losses in Indian agriculture in the context of NFSA enacted in India in 2013...

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Post-harvest losses, Food security, Agriculture, Warehousing, Food processing
Author Affiliation: Centre for Economics Studies and Planning (CESP), School of Social Sciences (SSS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi- 110067
Subjects: Postharvest Management
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr T L Gautham
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2017 11:03
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2017 11:03
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/15250

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