Economics

Food Security in India

Question:

What are the benefits from PDS?

Answer:


i. Stabilizes prices of food grains.
ii. Ensures food is available at affordable price.
iii. Combats hunger and famine by supplying food from surplus region to deficiet region.
iv. Prices set with poor household in consideration.
v. Provides income security to farmers.
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Food Security in India

Q 1.

Why is agriculture a seasonal activity?

Q 2.

What is rationing?

Q 3.

A section of people in India are still without food. Explain?

Q 4.

List the kinds of ration cards available?

Q 5.

What is Public Distribution System (PDS)?

Q 6.

What are the dimensions of food security?

Q 7.

List the three A's Food security implies to?

Q 8.

Write a note on the role of cooperatives in providing food and related items.

Q 9.

What is Minimum Support Price?

Q 10.

Which states are more food insecure in India?

Q 11.

What are the functions of food corporation of India?

Q 12.

Which two special schemes related to food security were launched in 2000? What were the objective of these schemes?

Q 13.

What is food security? What conditions should be fulfilled to ensure food security in a country like India?

Q 14.

What is buffer stock?

Q 15.

Define Famine.

Q 16.

Name the year when a devastating famine occurred in India.

Q 17.

Do you believe that green revolution has made India self-sufficient in food grains? How?

Q 18.

Why is a buffer stock created by the government?

Q 19.

What are the benefits from PDS?

Q 20.

Why is food security essential?

Q 21.

Describe any three categories of people who are prone to food insecurity.

Q 22.

How does World Summit 1995 define 'Food Security'?

Q 23.

How is food security ensured in India?

Q 24.

Differentiate between seasonal hunger and chronic hunger?

Q 25.

Define malnutrition.

Q 26.

How is food security affected during a calamity?

Q 27.

What is Chronic hunger?

Q 28.

Which are the people more prone to food insecurity?

Q 29.

Define Green Revolution.

Q 30.

What happens to the supply of food when there is a disaster or a calamity?

Q 31.

Name any six co-operative societies of the country.

Q 32.

What changes have been noticed in the Public Distribution System recently?

Q 33.

Describe the achievements of Public Distribution System (PDS).

Q 34.

What is seasonal hunger?

Q 35.

What has our government done to provide food security to the poor? Discuss any two schemes launched by the government?

Q 36.

Write notes on:Minimum Support Price, Buffer Stock, Issue Price and Fair Price Shops.