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IDS Bulletin Vol. 43 Nos.

Overview. Standing on the Threshold: Food Justice in India

Published on 1 July 2012

This piece provides a summary of the articles detailing the recent fight for food justice in India. It begins by providing an overview of the state of food and nutrition in India and reflects on the experience to date of the role of the courts in promoting food justice. It goes on to describe some of the ongoing struggles to claim rights and justice, highlighting implementation, capacity, incentive and cultural barriers to realisation. Finally, this article focuses on the enduring and new challenges to attaining food security in India, strong food justice system or not.

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Haddad, L., Chandrasekhar, C.P. and Swain, B. (2012) Overview. Standing on the Threshold: Food Justice in India. IDS Bulletin 43: 1-7

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