Gender justice and food security: The case of public distribution system in India

Pradhan, Mamata and Rao, Nitya (2018) Gender justice and food security: The case of public distribution system in India. Progress in Development Studies, 18 (4). pp. 252-266. ISSN 1464-9934

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    Abstract

    This article contributes to the debates around food and nutrition security from a perspective of gender justice, central to which is the recognition of men and women as having equal rights and entitlements to a life free from hunger and malnutrition. Using both quantitative and qualitative data from the Indian state of Bihar, we assess various elements of gender justice through the functioning of the Public Distribution System, the largest food-based safety net programme in the world. Despite universal entitlements, we find that power relations embedded in local politics, caste and class heterogeneity and political economy considerations, mediate the gendered access to food through state transfers.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: gender justice,food and nutrition security,india,public distribution
    Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
    Depositing User: Pure Connector
    Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2018 12:30
    Last Modified: 29 Dec 2018 01:05
    URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/66160
    DOI: 10.1177/1464993418786795

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