PE06
Food security and rural development

Convenors:
Bijoy Kumar Mohanty (Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology)
Chair:
Dr Bijoy Kumar Mohanty
Discussant:
Dr Vijay Prakash Sharma
Location:
University Place 4.209
Start time:
8 August, 2013 at 9:00
Session slots:
2

Short abstract:

In developing world food insecurity is the major hurdle in rural development. The thrust of all the Food Programmes run by the government or NGOs should shift to people's participation to bring the hungry, malnourished, and vulnerable within the ambit of human development.

Long abstract:

The government in developing countries claims that they have attained self sufficiency in food grain production. What is the measure of Self Sufficiency, whether it is Quality or Quantity? The claim of record breaking food grain production will not feed the hungry stomach of starving million. The reports of large quantity of food grains getting rotted present a dismal picture in the backdrop of hungry people. Doing simple effective measures like improving the storage facilities of food grains, so that wastage food grains can be avoided, prompt movement to places of need will go a long way in reducing food shortage to some extent. Proper distribution through public distribution system must be strengthen to achieve food security in developing world.