India There are two things to excess – food and hunger. Over the past few years, this vast emerging national grain harvest to a record, but the food but not the hands of the poor.
the past few grain harvest record, but India still about half of child malnutrition. Countries have acquired a lot of food, but these food has not only to the hands of the poor, hundreds of tons of food is still open rot.
in New Delhi, outside of a parapet wall of the granary, sacks of flour are piling up fast and high ceilings. But in addition to the above there is a roof, following some wood, only a number of temporary workers in the flour heap dark, narrow channel with a broom to drive away rats and pests.
temporary workers Saweidier (Savitri), complained that many people are starving outside, here there are a lot of food to rot. She said, “The government should be held responsible because there is not enough granary. We try to protect the food, but if Liangdai on the outside, it began to rain, no way.”
food rot in vain
looking ahead, the granary outside the ground was still piled up more Liangdai, tens of thousands. Although stack neatly, but it is completely exposed in the sun without any protection, despite the advent of the monsoon rains. A bulk grain merchant, said part of the food has been placed in four years. He said: “India is not a poor country. We are fully capable to meet the supply of the people, but politicians are very corruption, does nothing at all. Side is the flour rot, while many people are starving. Why India does not export the extra food it? This will give India to bring financial resources. “
However, in accordance with world market prices to export grain is a money-losing proposition. The Indian government to provide subsidies for agriculture, food and rice provides for a higher price, but also by the State to come forward to buy most of the harvest. Consecutive bumper harvest, piled up 82 million tons of grain in the granary of India’s national. Around the world were China’s grain stocks is greater. However, if hundreds of millions of Indians lack access to food, not the safe storage of food, a large inventory of what use is it? India’s granary is only enough to store 60 million tons of grain, and the poor condition of some of the granary.
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