Problems of Food Storage in India

Posted February 22, 2014 no picture Santnam Bakshi_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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The Food Corporation of India which is responsible for implementing the Public Distribution System Scheme faces immense problems regarding its storage facilities. The problem can be divided into two parts: 1) Wastage of Food due to poor storage facilities 2) Wastage of money due to lack of storage facilities 1a) One of the reasons for the wastage of food is that grains are not moved out of the warehouses in time and distributed. Due to this inefficiency in transporting gr...


Loopholes of the food security bill

Posted February 19, 2014 no picture Santnam Bakshi_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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The National Food Security Bill was signed into law on the 12th of September 2013. Its aim is to try and eradicate hunger in India by providing cereal grains at highly subsidized rates of Rs 3, Rs 2, Rs 1 per Kg for rice, wheat and millets respectively. The entitled quota is 5Kg of food grains per person per month. The bill covers 67% of the population and will provide food to about 820 million people at these subsidized rates. The major question is whether 67% of the people of I...


Poor implementation of midday meal scheme in India

Posted February 18, 2014 no picture Santnam Bakshi_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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The midday meal scheme is an ambitious remedy the government is using to deal with the situation of education and nutrition of the children of India. Acknowledging this effort of the government, nearly 120 million children across the country make use of this scheme. However, the lackluster performance regarding the implementation of this scheme has served as a deterrent towards its use and has eclipsed the incentives of the scheme. Ignorant actions of a principal of a school in...


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