Unlike the doomsayers, I believe that we are moving into a world of abundant and cheap food, aided primarily by technology. In the last few decades, access to food has dramatically increased in India too. There is almost universal access to cheap, subsidised grain. The “access to calories” problem is structurally solved, although implementation gaps remain. But does that really solve India’s food security problem?
The vast majority of Indians suffer from Macro nutrient and Micro nutrient deficiencies. While calories are cheap, protein, vegetables, fruit are not. Hidden hunger from nutrient deficiencies is the big challenge that India faces.