report is an update of Food Insecurity Atlas of Urban
India that was developed by the M.S. Swaminathan Research
Foundation (MSSRF) and the World Food Programme (WFP)
in October 2002 and a companion exercise to the Report
on the State of Food Insecurity in Rural India of 2001.
Reviewing the relative position of the major states
with respect to food security, the Report reveals an
alarming situation of a permanent food and nutrition
emergency in urban India. Hence in order to promote
food and nutrition security for all, the Report offers
certain policy recommendations emphasizing that urban
food security is impacted by the macroeconomic policies
and therefore, economic reforms needs to be re-formed
to provide inclusive urban development.