Food Stocks and Hunger in India

Aug 3rd 2002, Utsa Patnaik

The majority of academics and activists alike seem to be complacently unaware of the depth of the hunger stalking India's tribal areas, villages and urban slums. The complacence arises from the fact that while the crisis over forty years ago was caused by a deficiency of supply which everyone could understand, the problem today is caused by deficiency of demand.

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