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Table 8 Percentage of household suffer with food shortage by their coping strategies and village type, Dhanbad, India, 2015

From: Does coal mining affect household food security? An empirical study of Dhanbad, India

  Villages not affected by mining activity Villages affected by mining activity Total
Coping strategy for food shortage
 Borrow food from relative 8.3 4.9 6.8
 Borrow food from neighbour 37.9 31.7 35.3
 Buying food items on credit from ration shop 49.0 59.8 53.7
 Skip meals 4.6 3.7 4.2
Total (N) 100 (108) 100 (82) 100 (190)
  1. N total household sample