India’s Public Stockholding: “Much more than a welfare program”

India’s National Food Security Act (NFSA) is an effective way to provide basic food rations to the majority of Indians who struggle to feed their families.

India’s food security and stockholding program uses precisely the same policies that the U.S. used in its early farm policy coming out of the Great Depression. Exactly the same: price supports, food reserves, administered markets, subsidies. The U.S. government used them because they work. India and other countries should be allowed to use them, too. Because they work.