ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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CALCUTTA- Life in the Slums

offered at the fixed procurement price is, therefore, proposed to be kept in trim and in full working order at all times. Jagjivan Ram has made it clear that he would take all grain offered at the procurement price even if the government stocks swell to 25 million formes or beyond. The problem will be one of finance and storage capacity. That can be solved by exporting foodgrains to the extent there is a sur- phis with the government over the minimum assessed buffer stock requirement for domestic purposes.

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