Food prices in India have risen by 300 to 1,200 percent. At controlled prices, which are between three and seven times above the pre-war level, food is unobtainable for the common people. Rice, the cheapest grain, is available to the bulk of the people in Malabar or Bengal only to the extent often of one-tenth or even one-twentieth of pre-war quantities. Food queues are a normal feature in many parts of India.
There are 726 Testing Laboratories for food products in the country as per study conducted by Ministry of Food Processing Industries in 2020-21 and these Laboratories are operational at different levels of operation and testing of food products. Out of these, 585 food testing laboratories have obtained Accreditation as per the international standards i.e. ISO/IEC 17025/NABL.
The Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabhaon 11 FEB 2022, informed that that augmentation of capacity is a continuous process. Food Corporation of India (FCI) continuously assesses and monitors the storage capacity and based on the storage gap assessment, storage capacities are created/hired.
আওধের বিরিয়ানি । আগমনীর লাল ক্ষীর দই আর সরভাজা। আহিরিটোলা- ভূতনাথ লিট্টি। আহিরিটোলা সাধুর চা। ইন্ডিয়ান কফি হাউসে কফি এম জি রোড বড়বাজার দেশবন্ধু মিষ্টান্নর সীতাভোগ ও সিঙাড়া।
Legislation will help in more investment in cold storages, modernization of food supply chain, bringing price stability, create competitive market environment and prevent wastage of agri-produce