India: Too Many People, Too Little Food

On the office wall of Home Minister Gulzari Lal Nanda is a map of India that bristles with small flags, each representing a town where there has been serious unrest over the nation's growing food crisis. Every week brings more flags to the map: protest demonstrations in Bombay, a rampaging crowd in Rampur, looting of grain shops in Agra. India's Reds are busily preparing "mass agitation" to exploit the food shortage. Said Communist Party Chairman S. A. Dange: "A government that cannot feed the people should quit."

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