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  • India won't be able to store another bumper crop

    04/15/2012 6:16:43 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 53 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 15 Apr, 2012, 03.54PM IST, IANS
    NEW DELHI: The problem of plenty is once again troubling the Indian government as it does not know where to store the bumper grains to be harvested for the third year in a row. Fears are rising that the grains would be out in the open, rot and be eaten by rodents even as millions go hungry in the country which is planning to enact a right to food law.The government's plans to create additional storage space have so far moved at a snail's pace. For instance, of the additional storage capacity of 19 million tonnes (MT) planned by 2012-13...