Examine the rationality of the proposed National Food Grid in context with seasonal spike of food prices in the country.
The proposed National Food Grid aimed at connecting the food deficient areas with food surplus region and reduction of wastage of fruits and vegetables. Thus; it ensures stable food prices and contains food price inflation. The idea is excellent but requires essentials such as real time data availability and presence of a national cold chain grid; and a mechanism to make faster decision at the times of price spikes which may be difficult to achieve.
Government had made it clear that as of now, it has not proposals to create such grid.