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India - Food Insecurity Atlas of Urban India, October 2002

This study is organised into six chapters. This first chapter introduces the topic. The second chapter is on food availability and affordability. Food availability, physical access to food, levels of food consumption, and the public distribution system that facilitates affordability are included here. The third chapter is on livelihood access to food and discrimination in livelihood access. The fourth chapter is on food absorption and assimilation for better health and long life. This chapter covers conditions of health and hygiene. Problems of slums and sanitation are included. The fifth chapter gives the Urban Food Insecurity Map and describes the typologies. The sixth one covers the existing policies and programmes, both micro as well as macro, that are relevant to the livelihood security as well as the health and nutrition situation of the people.