alexa Food Insecurity among Dalit Communities in India: Searching the Root Causes and Dimensions
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Journal of Political Sciences & Public Affairs
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Food Insecurity among Dalit Communities in India: Searching the Root Causes and Dimensions

Sailen Das*

Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

*Corresponding Author:
Sailen Das
Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of International Relations
Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Tel: 9007691404
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: January 05, 2016; Accepted Date: January 16, 2016; Published Date: January 26, 2016

Citation: Das S (2016) Food Insecurity among Dalit Communities in India: Searching the Root Causes and Dimensions. J Pol Sci Pub Aff 4:190. doi:10.4172/2332-0761.1000190

Copyright: © 2016 Das S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



This article examines how the definition of food security has evolved over the years to till date and the causes of food insecurity. It looks at the state of food insecurity in India’s Dalit communities. The paper tried to identify the main causes of the widespread of food insecurity that prevails in India and it analyzed how to linked food insecurity issue with pubic stockholding in the WTO’s Agreement of Agriculture is one of the key issues being discussed. It indicates that the Scheduled caste (Dalit) groups remain the poorest among the social groups, belonging to agricultural labourer, day labourer and casual labour are the worst sufferers. Thus the problem of insecurity in India is not of general systematic failure that arises due to supply shortage. It is problems where certain sector mainly marginalized population in the rural agrarian sector and urban informal sectors suffer from a shortage a food in a general climate of increasing production. Delving deeper, we observe the main determinates of food insecurity in India in today is shrinking of agrarian population incomes related to productions which are depending on due to policy framework and implication is conducted by international institutions indirectly. Finally, it examines government’s balancing policy between national food security act and international institution WTO’s ‘agreement of agriculture policy’ on the behalf of Indian marginalized people who are mostly belong to Dalit communities.


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