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Explaining recent increases in calorie intake in rural India: the role of social policy strengthening

Pritchard, Bill; Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala; Siddiqui, Md Zakaria


During the past decade, considerable research efforts have sought to explain India’s “calorie consumption paradox”, namely, the coexistence of a decline in average per capita calorie intake in rural India alongside increased material living standards. Evidence from the most recent (68th) round of the National Sample Survey (NSS), released in 2014, however, indicates increases in calorie intake, notably among poorer income quintiles. This paper argues that the turnaround in these data is...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: India Review
DOI: 10.1080/14736489.2019.1605121

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