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Caught in the 'Net'

This analysis of fish consumption patterns in coastal states and union territories in India over time is based on unit record data on fish consumption obtained from National Sample Surveys conducted in 1983 and 2011-12. Distributional aspects of fish consumption both within and across coastal states/union territories and over time are assessed. The results suggest that despite an increase in fish production over time, people living close to the coast in almost all states and union territories report a decline in consumption. This paper also explores the role of trade in explaining the wedge between production and consumption.

Economics of Climate Change Adaptation in India

Given the possibility of moderate or catastrophic climate change in developing countries and the failure of the climate summit in Copenhagen in December 2009 to achieve any consensus on greenhouse gas mitigation plans, adaptation as a policy option requires careful attention. This is a report on a recent workshop that examined India's need to adapt to climate change.

Multidimensional Poverty and Vulnerability

The poverty of an entity is manifest in her deprivation not only in income but also in other dimensions such as health, nutrition and sanitation. Hence, a comprehensive measure of poverty must ideally take into account the performance of an individual across multiple dimensions. Vulnerability to poverty captures the likelihood of an entity falling into poverty, given the current status of the household. Unlike poverty, which describes the status of an entity at a point of time, vulnerability is predictive in nature. This study ranks 15 major states in terms of multidimensional poverty and vulnerability to multidimensional poverty at two time points in the 1990s. The results show that both multidimensional poverty and vulnerability provide additional insights for prescriptive policies.

Climate Change Studies in Indian Agriculture

A discussion of the existing literature on the effect of climate change on Indian agriculture, covering three strands of assessment - impact, vulnerability and adaptation.

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