INDIA: Everybody Is Hungry

The whims of weather have always bedeviled India's food production. This year the drought that appears every five years with devastating regularity has struck again, sweeping across India from the Bay of Bengal to the Arabian Sea and north to the foothills of the Himalayas. Across the vast Deccan Plateau, where 50 million people live, crops are stunted, cattle emaciated, and people weak and exhausted from hunger. Thanks to astute stockpiling by the government—and to the Green Revolution that has helped to double food production in the past decade—India for the first time in centuries has enough food stocks...

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