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Between 1999-2000 and 2022-23, dip in cereal consumption: Study | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The share of cereals in total expenditure in rural India varies from 3% in Haryana, Kerala and Punjab to 7% in Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal, survey results have shown.The Household Consumption Expenditure survey (HCES) for 2022-23 also showed that in urban India, the share varies from 3% in Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab and Tamil Nadu to 6% in Bihar and Jharkhand.There has been a gradual decline in per capita quantity consumption of cereals in rural as well as urban areas in the country between 1999-2000 to 2022-23 as greater prosperity has prompted people to shift to proteins, processed food and other items. For instance, the central govt data shows the monthly per capita cereal consumption was the highest in West Bengal at 11.2%, followed by Bihar at 11.1%. Kerala ...