With only around 4.62 lakh tonnes of grains in the public food stocks, one of the lowest in years, the government has moved to procure paddy, rice and wheat from local farmers and millers at prices higher than last year's.
Why and how did food stocks fall by two-thirds in two years? What exactly is the reason that this food deficit could not be mitigated in the last few years? What kind of risks are there if the food stock is not increased?
Find out all the answers in our latest episode of Straight From Star Newsroom with The Daily Star's Chief Reporter Pinaki Roy!