Urban food security has deteriorated in many States, says report

Published on 26 September 2010

The urban food security situation has deteriorated in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnakata and Madhya Pradesh, while Punjab showed a marginal worsening till 2006, says a Report on the State of Food Insecurity in Urban India released here on Friday by Union Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy. (..) “Taking into account the fact that urban inequality has worsened since 1991, the implications for the food security status of the urban poor or slum dwellers are worrying to say the least,'' said the report prepared jointly by the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation and the World Food Programme.

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