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Food Consumption and Calorie Intake in Contemporary India

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  • Srikanta Chatterjee

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  • Allan Rae
  • Ranjan Ray

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This paper examines how the patterns of India’s food consumption have been changing in recent times as a consequence of its faster economic growth and generally rising affluence levels. The study, also, presents evidence on the nutritional implications of these changes to reinforce some of the findings on the observed changes in the food consumption patterns. The exercise estimates the Quadratic Almost Ideal Demand Model (QAI) and presents elasticities that provide some explanation for these changes in India’s food consumption.

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  • Srikanta Chatterjee & Allan Rae & Ranjan Ray, 2007. "Food Consumption and Calorie Intake in Contemporary India," Working Papers id:1216, eSocialSciences.
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    3. Prasada Mecharla, 2002. "Determinants of Inter-District Variations in Rural Non-Farm Employment in Andhra Pradesh: A District Level Data Analysis," PRUS Working Papers 13, Poverty Research Unit at Sussex, University of Sussex.
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    1. Brian J. Revell, 2015. "One Man's Meat … 2050? Ruminations on Future Meat Demand in the Context of Global Warming," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 66(3), pages 573-614, September.
    2. Srikanta Chatterjee & Allan Rae & Ranjan Ray, 2011. "Globalisation, India’s Evolving Food Economy and Trade Prospects for Australia and New Zealand," Chapters,in: Globalisation, Agriculture and Development, chapter 6 Edward Elgar Publishing.

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