Blog about the upcoming food shortage crisis

Everybody throws stones at the prophet, but when the crisis comes they yell: “Why nobody warned us?”

India may face food shortage in 2009’

 NEW DELHI: Indian Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has told Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh that the country could face a food shortage in 2009 as its reserves were low. According to government sources, Pawar met the prime minister on Friday and briefed him on food security for more than two hours. They said he had told Singh that his ministry was monitoring the situation closely. Pawar had made a five-minute power-point presentation before the prime minister, they said, depicting food scarcity in 85 to 100 countries and the measures they had taken to control food riots. Pawar had said the situation in India was comparatively safer, they added. They also discussed a “status paper” on food security made by Dr C Rangaranjan, chairman of the economic advisory council. Food Secretary T Nandakumar briefed the prime minister on the measures the Agriculture Ministry was taking to deal with the situation. The prime minister has already formed a group of ministers to study food security issues India might face 2010 onwards. iftikhar gilani


March 3, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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