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Freedom from Hunger: Concept and Case Study

S.N. Misra (Author) Shibalal Meher (Author)
Synopsis This book is an outcome of a project 'Freedom from Hunger' launched for the first time by the government of Orissa with the following aims: conceptualisation and identification of people who are hungry, measures adopted by the state government for removing poverty and hunger under five year plans, identification of critical gaps and missing links in the governmental measures targeted for removing hunger and poverty, locating catalysts of growth or growth inducing agents and measures to improve them, allocation of funds in growth inducing sectors and prioritisation of such investment in each sector etc. After discussing the key issues of hunger and approaches of reduce hunger and poverty at the macro level, the present book with the above objectives tries to address the main issues: whether public intervention has helped in eradicating poverty or poor remain hungry amidst different poverty alleviation programmes. The book has identified critical gaps and missing links of the existing programmes and suggested policy prescriptions for a hunger free India. The present book would be of great use to the students, teachers, and researchers in economics, particularly those specializing in poverty, and to the policy makers as well as those interested in rural poverty.
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About the authors

S.N. Misra

Professor Surendra Nath Misra (b. 1944) received M.A. degree from Allahabad University and taught Economics in the Department of Analytical and Applied Economics, Berhampur University for more than two decades prior to his joining as a Professor of Economics, Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies, Bhubaneswar. Under his guidance 10 Ph.D. Scholars and 10 M.Phil Scholars have been awarded degrees. He has successfully completed 14 projects sponsored by U.G.C., ICSSR, Planning Commission, Ministry off Food Processing Industries, NALCO, World Bank, Panchayati Raj Department and OSCFDC, Govt. of Orissa. Dr. Misra has written more than 60 articles, which have been published in different journals in the areas of Institutional, Finance, rural Development, child Nutrition, Education and Poverty. His publications at the all-India level include; Growth of Commercial Banking in Orissa, Commercial Banking and Agricultural Development, Dynamics of Rural-Urban Migration, Multi Agency System and Rural Development, Co-operative Management and Rural Banking, Agro-Industries and Economic Development – A vision for the 21st century Professor Misra is the life member of several professional bodies like; Indian Economic Association, Indian Institute of Public Administration and Orissa Economics Association for the period 2001-2004. He has the distinction of being the Chairman of the technical session, on “Poverty and Sustainable Development” in 86th Annual Conference of Indian Economic Association held in Shivaji University, Kolhapur, 2003.

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Shibalal Meher

Shibalal Mehar has been working as Lecturer in Economics in NCDS since 1997. His areas of interest are Environmental Economics, Disaster Management, Public Finance, Poverty and Development Economics. He has published more than 30 research papers in various journals. His recent published book is freedom from Hunger: Concept and Case Study.

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Bibliographic information

Title Freedom from Hunger: Concept and Case Study
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8126120193
length xii+214p., Tables; 23cm.