An Analysis of Protein Consumption in India Through Plant and Animal Sources
|Title||An Analysis of Protein Consumption in India Through Plant and Animal Sources|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Journal||Food and Nutrition Bulletin|
|Keywords||India; nutrient intake; nutrition; protein; food security|
India became self-sufficient in food because of the Green Revolution in the 1960s. However, both the technological innovation and policy support have been biased toward cereals. It is expected that cereals are the major source of proteins in the diet. In recent years, the consumption of cereals is declining in spite of increasing output due to declining preference. Therefore, the country needs to increase production and consumption of pulses to meet the nutritional requirements of the population.