Record Harvest, Record Stocks; Yet, Why Are People Hungry? -Subodh Varma
It is beyond belief and understanding why the government is refusing to distribute the mountain of food grain stocks sitting in its warehouses.
India produced a record cereal harvest of nearly 273 million tonnes in 2019-20, a jump of 10 million tonnes over the preceding year. While rice production increased marginally, both wheat and coarse grains showed notable increases. Besides these, the production of pulses increased by nearly a million tonnes this year, although it was still lower than the record-breaking 25.4 million tonnes in 2017-18.
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