Patil: check spiralling food prices

Written by fe Bureaus | New Delhi | Updated: Jan 27 2010, 04:47am hrs
President Pratibha Patil on Monday called for urgent steps towards a Second Green Revolution to ensure food availability and to avoid spiralling prices.

The Presidents suggestion in her address to the nation on the eve of Republic Day assumes significance in the context of rising prices of food articles. The world over, as also in our country, there is a rising demand for food-grains. This foretells the need for an intense focus on increasing agriculture productivity to ensure food availability, particularly of agricultural produces which are in short supply, to avoid spiralling food prices, Patil said. To achieve this very important objective, she called for urgent steps towards a second Green Revolution.