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Food Consumption and Calorie Intake in Contemporary India


  • Srikanta Chatterjee


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, 2007. "Food Consumption and Calorie Intake in Contemporary India," Working Papers id:1216, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:1216

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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: Matthew Tonts & M. A.B. Siddique (ed.), Globalisation, Agriculture and Development, chapter 6, Edward Elgar Publishing.
    3. Muhammad Rizwan Yaseen & Irfan Mehmood & Qasim Ali, 2014. "Comparative analysis of the food and nutrients demand in developing countries: The case of main vegetable products in South Asian countries," Agricultural Economics, Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences, vol. 60(12), pages 570-581.


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