Chapter : 2. Food Security In India

Food Security

It means availability, accessibility and affordability of food to all people at all times. food security depends on the Public Distribution System (PDS).
Dimension of food security :
(A) Availability of foods means food production with in the country, food imports and the previous years stock stored in government granaries.
(B) Accessibility means food is within reach of every person.
(C) Affordability implies that an individual has enough money to buy sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet one’s dietary needs.
Food security is ensured in a country only if -
(A) Enough food is available for all the persons.
(B) All the persons have the capacity to buy food of acceptable quality.
(C) There is no barrier on access to food.

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