ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Panacea for Urban Food Insecurity?

Amma Unavagams of Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu state government has started 283 subsidised restaurants - amma unavagams - in nine urban centres. This initiative has been a hit with a wide spectrum of urban consumers. However, the majority of the patrons seem to be the working urban poor. These initiatives have been accused of being "populist" but this model of providing affordable cooked food in urban areas promises to not only ensure food security but also keep food prices in check.

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