Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Food Grains Rot

In a country where millions go hungry every day and where food prices are breaking the back of the common man, a record amount of food grains are rotting in government godowns. GOI is holding (Hoarding) food stock sufficient for two years of requirement. Banning the exports has resulted in loss to Indian farmers and increased prices in international market pinchng the other non agircultural countries.

A lot of damage is already done and by the time the state government and the central government decide on a plan of action, all stocks may be lost.  10,688 lakh tonnes of food grains were found damaged at FCI gowdowns which could have fed entire population of few african countries facing famine.

Some people say rotten food grain is cheapest raw material to produce alcohol.

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