Food Security in India: Changes proposed in FCI and NFSA

Shanta Kumar High level Committee Former Union Minister for Food Shanta Kumar recently disowned the National Food Security Act (NFSA). He explained, without blinking, that the BJP had just pretended to support the Act when it was being discussed in Parliament, for fear of the possible electoral consequences of opposing it. Shanta Kumar is chairperson of the High Level Committee on Reorienting the Role and … Continue reading Food Security in India: Changes proposed in FCI and NFSA

Food Security in India

India has been favorite of Malthusian doomsayers whose dire warnings of its large population overrunning the resources and reduced to starvation leading to failure of governance and the nation have always been around. However India has grown from a grain deficit country to a surplus producer of wheat and rice within a span of four decades, India notwithstanding its huge population has managed to feed … Continue reading Food Security in India

Indian Economy Statistical Base Change

Recently Indian economy had a statistical jump in GDP growth rate in 2013-14 from 4.7% to 6.9% on account of statistical base change used in calculation of macroeconomic indicators by CSO. Acchee Din are still some time away 🙂 India’s new method to calculate gross domestic product (GDP) has marginally reduced the economy’s size by Rs 10,000 crore while increasing the growth rate from 4.7% … Continue reading Indian Economy Statistical Base Change