Thursday, September 17, 2009

The political class cares a damn about our money

Next couple of post will focus on The Money and its uses in people’s lives. The pattern of use by the politician and The State are also on table.

Here some bits from rediff news here.

  • “In 2008 under the Right to Information Act activist Dev Ashish Bhattacharya unearthed from the Food Corporation of India in writing that more than 1.3 million tonnes of foodgrains had rotted while in storage over the past decade. The FCI is responsible for the procurement and distribution of foodgrains across the country.
  • Bhattacharya was told by the FCI that almost 50 per cent of the foodgrains was damaged in Punjab one of the leading states in agricultural production where no one has heard of floods or natural calamities.
  • If the food wastage is controlled, it can feed more than a million hungry bellies.”

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