Bureaucrats 60m - India's Farmers 0

james armstrong james36armstrong at hotmail.com
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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