June 2013
Indian Streams Research Journal;Jun2013, Vol. 3 Issue 5, p1
Academic Journal
India has one of the highest levels of malnutrition in the world and there are reports of hunger and starvation deaths from different parts of the country. Food are one of the basic human needs and it is indispensable for survival of life. Food Security describes a situation in which people don't live in hunger or fear of starvation. Worldwide around 852 million men, women and children are chronically hunger due to extreme poverty; while up to 2 billion people lack Food Security intermittently due to varying degree of poverty. There is little consideration has been taken toward household Food Security, the present study has been attempted to identify the Food Security at household level in selected villages of Aligarh District. Inspite of an agriculturally developed area, Aligarh has about 40 per cent of Food Insecure households are food insecure, 53.12 per cent are Food secure and remaining 8 per cent of the sampled households are suffering from severe hunger . Not only single indicator but all the indicators i.e. food availability, food accessability, food stability and food utilization together create Food Security in sampled households of selected villages.


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