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Food Security Atlas

The Institute for Human Development (IHD) and the UN World Food Programme ( UN-WFP) have produced a series of Food Security Atlases which are a tool for the government and policy makers to target interventions more effectively and fine tune assistance strategies to pursue the most vulnerable groups and areas. The states covered in this district level analysis are Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Besides, a consolidated analysis of eight states together was undertaken in Food Security Atlas of Rural India: An Overview. The purpose of the Atlas is to identify regions and districts within the states that require priority attention in order to improve their food security status. This is followed by an identification of the characteristics that differentiate the better-off from the worst-off districts. The Atlas aims to stimulate further analysis, action and advocacy for reducing the incidence of hunger.

Atlases Research Team

Institute for Human Development
Dev Nathan, Preet Rustagi, Sandip Sarkar, Sunil Kumar Mishra,
Abhay Kumar, Payal Dutta Majumdar

The UN World Food Programme
Minnie Mathew, Nisha Srivastva, Pradnya Paithankar,
Bal Paritosh Dash, Animesh Kumar


A series of 9 atlases has been published.