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

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Foreign Policy- Emerging Pattern

 which the study notes. At least in so far as the Indian experience is concerned the study seems to have drawn an incorrect inference. According to the study, in India while production of foodgrains has increased very rapidly, resulting in stock accumulation, declining relative prices and rising per capita incomes, per capita consumption of foodgrains has actually fallen. The supporting evidence has been drawn from aggregate food balance-sheets and estimates from National Sample Survey data. It could not possibly have escaped the authors of the study that during the decade from 1965-66 to 1974-76, India resorted to very large food imports. In fact, upto 1975 or so, the entire food stocks used to be built up with imported grains.

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