Food For All
The increasing trend in the supply of food grains is seen as the improvements in the food security in our country. In the context, the book is devoted to visualize the national food security scenario for the year 2005-06 and 2010-11 covering 17 major states viz Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. The study also covers the estimations of per capita availability of food grains in the states and storage requirement of food grains at national level for the same time periods. The past trends were used to estimate the production of cereals and pulses seperately , through the methods of regression, exponential and moving averages and other econometric applications based on their suitability. The requirement for food grains is estimated age group wise rather than on per capita aggregate base to determine the projections close to reality. The book also focus on policy and planning implications as well as discusses the ways and approaches needs to be adopted in major states and at national level to enhance the level of food security.
Gajendra Singh was awarded the degrees of B.Sc. (Agriculture) in 1993 and M.Sc. (Agriculture) in the subject of Agriculture Economics and Farm Management in the year 1996 from the Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishva Vidyalaya, Jabalpur (M.P.). He has contributed research papers on food security and other related issues which are published in reputed journals. Dr. Singh has also worked as a member of the Sub-working group on Ã¢â‚¬Å“Agriculture Marketing InfrastructureÃ¢â‚¬Â constituted by the Planning Commission, Government of India for Preparing Eleventh Five Year Plan. Dr. Singh selected through Union Public Service Commission, at present serving in Directorate of Marketing and Inspection, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India.
Acknowledgement ix Preface xi 1. Introduction 1 2. Methodology 37 3. Food Grains supply and Requirement: Projections for Major States 57 4 National Food Grains Supply and Requirement-Synthesis of Major States 163 5. Policy Planning and Implications 177 Reference 217 Appendices 227