Issues in India


A report issued by the UN food Agency says that a record one billion people worldwide are hungry due to food shortage or spiraling food price. It is a wake up call to maximize food production which calls for preserving agricultural lands and also efficient water management. What we see in most of the under developed and developing countries is a lack of discipline and cooperation, besides unending rivalry between political parties which most often end up in violence and blood shed.

The report on India seems to be superficial since it says that hunger exists in India not because there is no sufficient food in India but because people cannot access it. The fact is India pays special attention to people below poverty line (BPL) by making available several food items at very concessional rates through the state-run cooperative stores.

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.


  1. I think all BPL Indians should be moved to TN and given a ration card – with two (or is it one) rupees (rough equivalent of two US cents) for a kilo of rice, povery wouldnt prevail, but the government coffers might sure go empty 🙂 But, then you could always tax the growing upper middle class (which is a deceptive class, high time we called them Rich) of India to refill the coffers.

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