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Latest Articles in food security

India's Food Security Programme To Cost Rs 1.4 Lakh Crore A Year, Says Ram Vilas Paswan

India's recently rolled out national food security welfare programme will cost the government Rs 1.4 trillion a year, food minister Ram Vilas Paswan said

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Finger On The Pulses

Imports have grown steadily from 3.8 million tonne in 2012-2013 to 5.79 million tonne last year, to feed domestic demand. Yet, prices of pulses have remained untamed — implying a craving for pulses that should make nutrition experts at the FAO proud

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The Monsoon Conundrum

Recurrent bad monsoons have not brought about policy changes that will shield India from shifting rains. Farm and food security remain distant dreams even in the 69th year of an independent India

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That Steaming Bowl Of Dal Has A New Beret

Much of the fire-fighting over the price and availability of pulses, obviously stems from a recognition of its worth as a primary source of protein in a country, where a vast swathe of the population are vegetarian

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