Faulty system leaves millions hungry in India

Poor storage facilities and incompetent distribution systems have led to tonnes of food going to waste.

    There are more than 200 million hungry and malnourished people in India, despite it being one of the largest grain producers in the world.

    The government has a food security programme under which millions are entitled to subsidised grain.

    But every year, tonnes of food goes to waste because of faulty storage facilities and an incompetent public distribution system.

    Al Jazeera's Prerna Suri reports from Punjab.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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