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Using Foodstocks Productively

Using Foodstocks Productively Jayathi Ghosh Abhijit Sen C P Chandrasekhar The previous Congress government made a definite choice, in terms cf utilising the surplus public foodgrain stocks, to use them to pay for more liberalised imports rather than to feed the poor in India. However, the existence of these stocks now provides a tremendous opportunity in terms of a substantial non-inflationary expansion in public works and other infrastructure development and maintenance which can be organised through food-for-work and similar schemes.

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