Deepankar Basu is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Ohio State University, a M.A. and M.Phil. in Economics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, and a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. His current research interests include empirical macroeconomics, development economics, and Marxian political economy.
What explains declining calorie consumption in India?
16 Jun 2014
It is puzzling to note that while real household expenditures and incomes in rural India have been on the rise, average calorie intake has declined. Analysing data from the National Sample Survey, this column finds that this is an outcome of a food-budget squeeze; rapidly rising expenses on non-food essentials such as cooking fuel are absorbing all the increases in real total expenditures
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