Inclusive Growth and the Informal Food Sector in Bangalore, India

Kailas Shankar Honasoge, Keerthana Jagadeesh, Veneet J. Kallaoor & Shriya Anand | 2020


This report presents and analyzes the findings of a food vendor survey conducted by the Indian Institute for Human Settlements as part of the Hungry Cities Partnership (HCP) in Bangalore, India, in September and October 2018. It is a supplement to, and should be read in conjunction with, HCP Report No. 5: The Urban Food System of Bangalore, India (Surie and Sami 2017) and HCP Report No. 14, The State of Household Food Security in Bangalore, India (Koduganti et al 2019). The former provides essential contextual backgroundon the history, demography, and economy of Bangalore, while the latter presents findings from a city-wide household food security survey. This report provides new empirical knowledge about food vendors and the informal food economy within which they operate. It also contributes to comparative studies among the seven cities of the HCP project.