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Eating rough, hidden hunger on city streets: searching for solutions

Authors: Mander, Harsh
Jacob, Smita
Keywords: Poverty -- India; Urban slums -- India; Urban Poverty; Urban Poverty -- India; Food Security; Food Security -- India; Food insecurity -- India; Hunger -- India; Food Supply -- India; Nutrition -- India; Malnutrition -- India
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Centre for Equity Studies
Description: "This paper seeks to make out a case for subsidised meal programmes for the urban poor, firstly by attempting to interrogate some of these assumptions. The next section of the paper thus questions some of these assumptions by raising findings about food deprivation among the urban poor, specifically the homeless populations of Delhi. The section briefly discusses the socio-economic conditions of homeless populations in Delhi. It raises troubling findings about starvation deaths on city streets in Delhi. It relies on a few empirical studies of hunger and nutrition in Delhi, as well as ethnographic observations and discussions and thus examines the status of food insecurity among the homeless populations in Delhi."
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