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Understanding Food Security in Sikkim : A Case Study of Tathanchen Shyari Ward
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Subba, Bitu
xv+84 p., tabls., figs., 25 cm
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Weight :  322 gms
Binding :  Hard Bound
Height :  25 cm
Width :  15 cm
Imprint :  Scholars World
Year :  2015
 

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ISBN: 9789351306238
Status: In Stock 
Price: Rs 595.00  

It looks at the agricultural scenario of Sikkim and the two central schemes of PDS and MGNREGA in ensuring food security in the hill state of Sikkim its impact and challenges. The study aims to build strong management of food security at grassroots level trying to bring better governance in the form of accountability, transparency and advocacy at the lowest level which could be applicable to the hill area including north east states of India in general and Sikkim in specific.

Acknowledgements vii
Abbreviations xi
List of Tables xiii
List of Figures xv
Chapter-1 Introduction 1-11
1.1 Review of Literature
1.2 Rationale and Scope of Study
1.3 Research Questions
1.4 Objectives of the Study
1.5 Hypothesis
1.6 Methodology
Chapter-2 Food Matrixes: Production and Consumption in India and Sikkim 12-27
2.1 Overview of Green Revolution in India
2.1.1 Challenges in sustaining Green Revolution
2.1.2 India’s Agricultural Position in the World
2.1.3 Food Production in India and Sikkim
2.2 All India and Sikkim Food Consumption
2.2.1 Pattern of Consumption on Food and Non-Food items
Chapter-3 Central and State’s Schemes 28-43
3.1 Major Central Schemes for Food Security
3.2 Implementation of Central and State schemes to ensure Food Security43
3.2.1 Public Distribution System/ Targeted Public Distribution System
3.2.2 Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act
3.2.3 Integrated Rural Development Programme / Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana
3.2.4 Integrated Child Development Scheme/Anganwadi Centres: Providing Health Care for Women and Children
3.2.5 Sikkim Organic Mission
3.3 Poverty in Sikkim
3.4 Problems and Challenges of State and Central Schemes
Chapter-4 PDS in Tathanchen Shyari Ward: Central/State Schemes 44-73
4.1 Socio Economic Profile of the Study Area
4.1.1 Male and Female Population
4.1.2 Caste Composition
4.1.3 Employment Status
4.1.4 Household Structure
4.2 Area covered under Field Study
4.2.1 Household Surveyed
4.2.2 APL and BPL categories: Average Income
4.2.3 Landholdings
4.2.4 Lifting details of FPS
4.2.5 Lifting details of commodities by beneficiaries
4.2.6 APL and BPL households: Consumption and Expenditure Pattern
4.2.7 Employment through MGNREGA
4.2.8 Credit crisis
4.2.9 Quality and Quantity of PDS rations
4.3 Some key finding from the field Study
4.3.1 Problem of Underdevelopment and Poverty
4.3.2 Food Security at the grass roots level

Bitu Subba has completed M.Phil. and currently undergoing Ph.D. at Sikkim University in the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies and Management. An UGC/NET JRF awardee first male from the State of Sikkim from Sikkim University in International and Area Studies. Also working as an Associate Director in the ICSSR funded project on The Role of Public Distribution System in ensuring food security in Sikkim.

   

  Agriculture
Sociology
North-East-India
Food Security
 
   

   
   

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