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Food Scarcity
India  /  Published 05.05.19

Puri struggles for food, water and cash

Many in cyclone-ravaged Puri struggled without water or food even on Sunday, and found themselves short of cash because the ATMs were defunct and mobile payments hamstrung by a disrupted telecommunica...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Puri

Opinion  /  Published 10.05.20

From aid to gain

The Covid-19 crisis poses many challenges for India. One front that is almost taken for granted. Today, when the world faces the threat of a virus, India as of late April 2020 could declare a food gr...
By Mahesh Rangarajan in

India  /  Published 24.04.20

Survey suggests worker hunger

Large proportions of farm, daily wage and industrial workers sampled across India have struggled for food under the nationwide lockdown despite government assurances of supplies, a social media platfo...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 07.01.19

Bengal study shows food shortage for tribals

A study carried out by the Pratichi Institute and the Asiatic Society has found out that a significant proportion of tribal people in Bengal had faced “food scarcity of varying degrees” in the pas...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.04.20

Relief measures ‘symbolic’

A humanitarian disaster is looming on the state’s most vulnerable people, who are jobless and scared and likely to face a food crisis for months to come even if the lockdown to fight Covid-19 ends i...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 12.07.19

When the State lets people die

Sometime in 1959, when I was still in kindergarten, I recollect that my school was closed for an unscheduled period of time. There was violence in the city. My parents would become very agitated after...
By Anup Sinha in


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