Key Indicators for the need of Food Security

India has enough food, but we are not able to feed our people, and on top of it we are incurring Post Harvest Losses in our mandis (agriculture market yards) and warehouses.

Key drivers to India's food security are mentioned below and, indicators and statistics from relevant institutions leave an added sense of urgency to act now

  • Population and Economy

    Population & Economy

    By year 2060, India will be the most populous nation in the world with 1.65 billion people

    In 2013, the GDP growth rate in South Asia was 5.04%, yet 17% of Indian population remains malnourished !!

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  • Agriculture Story

    Agriculture Story

    In 2012, India’s annual output of food grains reached 285 million metric tons, a four-fold increase from 1970, while rice production touched 104.32 million tons, a three-fold increase since 1970.

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  • Retial Food Market & ICT

    Retail Food Markets & ICT

    India has 970 million telephone subscribers; 572 million subscribers are based in urban areas and 399 million subscribers live in rural areas.

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  • BOP and Malnutrition

    BOP & Malnutrition

    An estimated 4 billion people earn and live on less than USD 3,000 a year and, yet constitute a USD 5 trillion consumer market (WRI, 2007).

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  • Storage and PHL

    Storage & PHL

    The stock of food grains in the central pool touched a record 82.4 million metric tons (MMT), while rental storage space increased from a 10 MMT to 18 MMT; resulting in a three-fold increase in hiring charges from INR 322 crore in 2006-07 to INR 1,119 crore in 2011-12.

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  • Indian agriculture is not immune from these problems and serious efforts need to be marshaled on a large scale to stem the repercussions of food losses and waste.