URL:
https://www.epw.in/journal/2022/32/commentary/food-consumption-expenditures-and-covid-19.html
Authors:
Nidhi Kaicker
Ambedkar University
Aashi Gupta
DSE
Raghav Gaiha
University of Pennsylvania
Published:
Working Paper
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● Food Consumption Expenditures and the COVID-19 Pandemic in India

The COVID-19 pandemic led to lockdowns and disruptions in food supply chains and emerged as both a demand- and a supply-side shock. Based on the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy Consumer Pyramids Household Survey monthly expenditure data for the period from January 2019 to August 2021, changes in food expenditure shares in India as a result of the pandemic across income and socio-economic and demographic groups are examined. The pandemic-induced lockdowns resulted in a sharp increase in the share of food in the total expenditure across rural and urban India for all income groups and castes and religions, but the intensity of shifts varied.

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