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Food insecurity

Print edition : March 06, 2015

At a ration shop in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu. A large section depends on the PDS for foodgrains. Photo: C. Venkatachalapathy

Adivasi children pose for photograph in a tea garden in Sonitpur district of Assam in December 2014. The National Democratic Alliance government issued a notification in late 2014 declaring that the FCI would stop providing foodgrains. Such a step would affect 1.9 million families of tea garden labourers in Assam, for whom tea garden owners procure foodgrains from the FCI. A Gauhati High Court stay on the order, in response to a public interest litigation petition, has staved off a potential food disaster for these families. Photo: RITU RAJ KONWAR

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