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In which state 94% of ration shops are run by cooperatives?
In Tamil Nadu out of all fair price shops, 94 % are run by cooperatives whose prices are decided by the government.
Which type of hunger is a consequence of diets persistently inadequate in terms of quantity and quality?
Which of the following statements is not correct about the Public Distribution System?
Minimum Support Price is announced fay the government to provide:
MSP is declared even before sowing is done to encourage farmers so that farmers remain satisfied that they will not have to worry for selling the crop.If MSP would not be there, farmers would sell it to the market where people will do bargaining and not give enough money to farmer to start another crop and that is why farmer suicide cases are there.MSP is generally higher than market price.
The most devastating famine occurred in Bengal in:
The Bengal famine of 1943 was a major famine happened in the Bengal province in British India during World War II.
Which of the following group of people are not affected by food insecurity?
Name the NGO which facilitated setting up of grain banks in different regions.
The Academy of Development Science head offices is located in the city of Pune of Maharashtra. Academy helps to facilitate assists in setting up of Grain banks in several areas. It also helps in building the programmes for security of food for NGO.
Annapurna Scheme (APS) has been launched in April:
The Annapurna Scheme has been launched with effect from 1st April, 2000. It aims at providing food security to meet the requirement of those senior citizens who, though eligible, have remained uncovered under the National Old Age Pension Scheme (NOAPS).
Which crop registered the largest increase in production as a result of the Green Revolution?
Food security means availability, accessibility and affordability of food to all people at all times.
Which of the following arguments do not support the idea that high level of buffer stocks of food grains is very undesirable?
Name the Prime Minister who released a special stamp entitled “Wheat Revolution” in July 1968.
Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India, officially recorded the impressive strides of the Green revolution in agriculture by releasing a special stamp entitled 'Wheat Revolution' in July 1968. The success of wheat was later replicated in rice.
The SCs, STs and some sections of OBC’s are more prone to food security.
The social composition along with the inability to buy food also plays a role in food insecurity. The SCs, STs and some sections of the OBCs are prone to food insecurity.
The stock of food grains like wheat and rice procured by the government through Food Corporation of Indian (FCI) is known as “buffer stock”.
In which of the following year did our country cross the 200 million tonnes per year mark in food grain production?
In the years 2001-02 and 2003-04 our country crossed the 200 million tonnes per year mark in food grain production.
The total food grain production in Indian in 2015-16 was 300 million tones.