India: The Constant Companion

The threat of starvation is a constant companion of India's 480 million people, many of whom live at a bare subsistence level. With the problem looming even larger than usual this year, the free world last week rallied to feed its hungriest member before threat turns into reality. The U.S., which has already started moving 4,500,000 tons of grain to India, granted a $100 million loan for economic aid. Burma and Thailand agreed to sell more of their rice to India. France, West Germany and Japan started sending powdered milk and vitamins for children and nursing mothers. Italians donated $6,000,000...

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