Bureaucrats 60m - India's Farmers 0
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Fri Dec 3 10:13:27 GMT 2010
India's poor go hungry as grain stocks rot,
Guardian Weekly 10Sept 2010.
India's grain warehouses are bursting at the seams and sacks of rice and wheat lie rotting in the open
for lack of storage space. These government stocks are for offsetting falls in agricultural production in
the even t of drought or floods, but are also meant for sale to the poorest segment of the population
at subsidied prices .
But because the public distribution service (PDS) is undermined by bureaucracy and corruption, 60m tons
of grain is lyng in warehouses or under plastic sheeting, and according to Hindustan Times, 11m tons
of it has been destroyed by the monsoon.
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