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Watergate-Postscript to My Lai

ability of foodgrains for public distribution that the actual food situation in the state appears less dismal that it might haw been. Not that it is not bad enough. The per capita foodgrain quota distributed through the fair price shops has been progressively reduced and the supply of foodgrains to these fair price shops has not been enough even to meet the reduced quotas. Outside of the fair price .shops, prices have risen sky-high, with jowar selling at two to two-and-a-half times the official issue price of wheat. Yet even in the worst drought-affected districts of Sholapur, Osmanabad, Bhir, Auranga- bad, Ahmednagar, Poona, Sangli and Satara, the food situation is less desperate than the state of availability of foodgrains with the government would suggest.

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