The mystery is solved: why is India's calorie intake falling even though it is getting richer?

In this article by Amit Basole and Deepankar Basu (based on their PERI working paper on the same topic), they write: "The Indian 'Calorie Consumption Puzzle' has attracted the attention of many scholars in recent years. All of them have been struck by the same question: why has the country’s nutritional intake been declining over the past few decades while people’s purchasing power is increasing. When it is generally true that richer people consume more calories, why is the Indian trend the opposite?"

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