Food within the reach of every person is called ____.

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Food within the reach of every person is called accessibility of food. For example, although food stocks are in plenty, some shopkeepers try to hoard them and sell them in the black market at a higher rate.

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.

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 problem of food security becomes more acute when ____.

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The problem of food security becomes more acute when natural calamities like drought and flood occur.

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

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

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.

RPDSS was launched in ____.

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RPDSS was launched in 1992.

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.

Poverty alleviation programmes aim at ____.

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Poverty alleviation programmes aim at enhancing the food security system.

The full form of NHFS is ____.

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

Chronic hunger is characterised by ____.

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

The Targeted Public Distribution System was introduced in ____.

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The Targeted Public Distribution System was introduced in 1997.

Food security means ____.

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Food security means availability, accessibility and affordability of food to all people at all times.

The Bengal famine, the worst famine in India, occurred in the year ____.

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The Bengal famine, the worst famine in India, occurred in the year 1943. About three million people died as a result of the famine.

____ 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.

Food prices rise because of ____.

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Food prices rise because of scarcity of food.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Seasonal hunger means ____.

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

The full form of FCI is ____.

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The full form of FCI is Food Corporation of India.

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.

____ was the Indian economist who applied the theory of affordability, accessibility and availability to food security.

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Amartya Sen was the Nobel Laureate from India who applied the theory of affordability, accessibility and availability to food security, when he worked on the famine and human development theory.

The full form of TPDS is ____.

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The full form of TPDS is Targeted Public Distribution System.

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