According to Amartya Sen, the main reason for the shortage of rice in 1943 in Bengal was ____.

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According to Amartya Sen, the main reason for the shortage of rice in 1943 in Bengal was hoarding of rice as the rumour spread that there would be a shortage because of the increasing demands of soldiers fighting in World War II.

Chronic hunger is characterised by ____.

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Chronic hunger is characterised by low quality and quantity of food.

Co-operative societies are more active in the ____ region of India.

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Co-operative societies are more active in the southern region of India.

The full form of NHFS is ____.

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The full form of NHFS is National Health and Family Survey.

The full form of FCI is ____.

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The full form of FCI is Food Corporation of India.

Seasonal hunger means ____.

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Seasonal hunger means poor diet for a short period of time.

The ____ scheme of the Government of India aims to serve senior citizens.

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The Annapurna scheme of the Government of India aims to serve senior citizens.

Which of these is true about seasonal and chronic hunger in India?

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Both chronic and seasonal hunger has decreased in urban as well as in rural India.

Along with Bengal, ____ district of Rajasthan also suffered from the Great Famine of 1943.

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Along with Bengal, Baran district of Rajasthan also suffered from the Great Famine of 1943.

The stock of food in warehouses of the Food Corporation of India is known as ____.

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The stock of food in the warehouses of the Food Corporation of India is called buffer stock.

____ is declared by the government to encourage farmers to increase the production of food grains.

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Minimum Support Price (MSP) is declared by the government to encourage farmers to increase the production of food grains.

The ____ scheme was introduced by the government to serve the poorest of the poor.

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The Antyodaya Anna Yojana scheme was introduced by the government to serve the poorest of the poor.

In Orissa, the district affected by a severe famine was ____.

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In Orissa, the district affected by a severe famine was Kalahandi, where a large number of people died.

According to the 1999-2001 data, the number of undernourished persons in India is about ____ million.

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According to the 1999-2001 data, the number of undernourished persons in India is about 214 million.

A ____ is characterised by widespread deaths due to starvation and epidemics.

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A famine is characterised by widespread deaths due to starvation and epidemics.

Poverty alleviation programmes aim at ____.

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Poverty alleviation programmes aim at enhancing the food security system.

The full form of RPDSS is ____.

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RPDSS is Revamped Public Distribution System Scheme that provides the benefits of PDS to remote and backward areas.

During 2011-2012 food grain production in India crossed ____ million tonnes.

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During 2011-2012, food grain production in India crossed 250 million tonnes.

Identify the state in India that has large concentrations of people who face food insecurity.

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Uttar Pradesh has large concentrations of people who face food insecurity.

The Targeted Public Distribution System was introduced in ____.

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The Targeted Public Distribution System was introduced in 1997.

The number of fair price shops managed by co-operative societies is the highest in the state of ____ in terms of percentage.

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In Tamil Nadu, the highest proportion, i.e. 94 per cent of fair price shops are managed by co-operative societies.

The organisation in India that purchases food grains from farmers is the ____.

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The organisation in India that purchases food crops from farmers is the Food Corporation of India.

The Academy of Development Studies was established in Maharashtra in ____.

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In 1987, the Academy of Development Studies was established in Maharashtra in four tribal areas.

The full form of PAP is ____.

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The full form of PAP is Poverty Alleviation Programme.

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