In this segment, the producers talk to people across different age groups, socio-economic classes and different parts of India on the changing food habits, government interventions to alleviate hunger, impact of changing food habits on hunger and opinions on how hunger can be brought down in India.
Older discussion participants talk about the kinds of food that they ate as children and what they eat now, while the children talk of their favourite foods.
An expert talks of the reasons for changing food habits and agricultural practices; food shortages and hunger in the previous generation and the food situation now.
They talk of how food security has improved for many people due to government interventions; yet there continue to be many hungry people. For example migrant labourers who are still not able to access such benefits and continue to face hunger. There is the discussion on the paradox of continuing hunger in the face of increased food production, the hunger caused by migration and loss of access to lands and livelihoods. They also discuss the renewed effort by governments to return to traditional foods as one of the methods of improving food security for the poor.
Audio and photo provided by: Smita Ramanathan, Indu Ramesh and Manju Venkat, Sarathi Jhalak Community Radio 90.4
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