IGIDR Working Paper: Food, Hunger and Ethics  



Author:Srijit Mishra

Title:Food, Hunger and Ethics


Management of hunger has to look into issues of availability, accessibility and adequacy. Posing it from an ethical perspective the paper argues out in favour of right to food. But, for this to happen, the state has to come up with an appropriate and effective bill on food and nutrition security, address the issue of inadequate provisioning of storage space by state agencies leading to rotting of foodgrains - a criminal waste when people are dying of hunger, and rely on a bottom-up approach involving the community that complements the top-down administrative structure to identify poor and reduce both exclusion and inclusion errors in targeting.

Key words:Bottom-up, cash transfers, exclusion and inclusion errors, foodgrains, Mahatma Gandhi, nutrition ade

JEL Code(s):D63, D78. I38

Weblink: http://www.igidr.ac.in/pdf/publication/WP-2011-023.pdf