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

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Food Stocks: Managing Excess

The inverse relationship between foodgrain procurement and distribution in India is reflected in stocks rising to unmanageable levels. However, given its politically sensitive nature it may be difficult to drastically cut down stockholdings as suggested by the Expenditure Reforms Commission. The centre will thus have to employ a combination of policy changes and support prices for farmers to perform the tricky job of downsizing food stocks.

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