The other implications of the measure are that a lot of godowns would have to be built by the Food Corporation of India and the Central Warehousing Corporation for storing the foodgrains. A lot of news posts would have to be created in the Food Corporation of India, Central Warehousing Corporation and the Department of Food.
Then a number of railway wagons would have to be provided for the movement of the foodgrain and Department of Railways' Traffic staff would need to be increased. At the State level, a number of Food Inspectors would have to be recruited. This would mean big increase in the expenditure of the government and the government would per force have to curtail its expenditure on other development projects. The minimum support price which is actually the maximum support price would have to be paid to the farmers for more and more procurement.
This would mean increasing this price so that farmers are induced to sell their foodgrains. Smuggling of food from the godowns to Nepal and Bangladesh would require to be stopped which is a very difficult task. Then black marketing of food needs to be checked.
All this would mean recruitment of extra staff and increase in Government expenditure. So on the whole, it is a disastrous project which would eat into the vitals of our economy and adversely impact other development projects.
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