Release of Food Security Atlas of Rural Bihar

Bihar food security atlas was released by Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and Prof. Abhijit Sen, Member, Planning Commission on 20th May, 2010 at Patna. Commission for Agriculture Costs and Prices chairman Prof. S. Mahendra Dev presided over the function. The report was jointly prepared by the Institute for Human Development and the UN World Food Programme under the guidance of a Technical Advisory Committee chaired by Prof. Abhijit Sen. It identifies the food insecure districts in the state which require priority attention of the government based on eleven indicators which are classified into three broad categories of food availability, food access and food absorption. The release of the report was followed by a panel discussion.