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#India – Cash transfers are bad for food security

MADHAVI CHERIAN, The Hindu    SILO TO BAG: The government’s decision to promote cash transfers in the National Food Security Bill ignores crucial lessons from India’s past at a time when it needs to intervene on both the demand and… Continue Reading →

#India – Counting the costs of direct cash transfers

Madan Sabnavis  April 22, 2013  BS The government urgently needs to consider 5 ‘Ss’ before it launches itself into this commitment As a rule, the government likes creating new structures without fully understanding their implications and then disbanding them once… Continue Reading →

1,200 tonnes of wheat rot in scarcity-hit Gujarat #Narendramodi #Indiashining

TNN | Aug 13, 2012, 04.35AM IST VADODARA: Wheat enough to feed more than 5,000 people for more than a year has been left to rot at the Vadodara railway station even as the current spell of monsoon showers hit the city. The foodgrain… Continue Reading →

Centre Proposes Six Months Advance Allocation of PDS Grains #Goodnews

New Delhi: The central government on Thursday decided to allow states to lift and distribute six months’ quota of food grains under the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) in one go. The decision has been taken in view of its granaries… Continue Reading →

More than 1000 farmers commit suicide every year in Bengal

KOLKATA, Jan 27 – Although the Chief Minister of Bengal has ruled out the recent farmer’s death in the state but according to the State Agriculture Minister, Rabindranath Bhattacharya, last year there were 1,200 farmer suicides, while in 2009 and… Continue Reading →

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