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Hunger in Rural India 1960-61 to 1964-65

The acute poverty of the masses in India is reflected in the extent of their undernourishment Much of this poverty and consequent hunger are concentrated in rural India, particularly in areas where there is a high concentration of landless labour, where the per capita area under cultivation is small, and where productivity is low. The undernutrition is partly due to lack of purchasing power and partly due to shortage of foodgrains.

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