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

Pradhan, Mamata and Rao, Nitya ORCID: (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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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,sdg 2 - zero hunger ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/zero_hunger
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2018 12:30
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2023 12:39
DOI: 10.1177/1464993418786795

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