After the initiation of economic reforms in 1991, the Indian economy has witnessed higher growth rates and due to increase in per capita income consumers are shifting to high value added food items from low value added food items. This change in food consumption pattern can be seen in higher and middle income group. But, there is no concrete evidence which examines that whether the consumption pattern of poor households also changes. The paper intends to fill this research gap by providing some preliminary insights. In addition, policy implications are also discussed and arenas for further research are also identified.
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