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WFP Chief lauds India’s food safety programs

During his visit to India Beasly visited a school meal preparation facility in New Delhi that provides hot meals to 25,000 students in government schools and a public food distribution centre.

WFP executive director, David Beasley with Indian Minister of Agriculture, Narendra Singh Tomar. Source -Twitter/@nstomar

The United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) executive director, David Beasley, on his recent visit to India witnessed the various programs in the country that provide subsidized food to its vulnerable populations.

Hailing the programs that cover over 800 million people throughout the country, Beasley said, “With the world’s largest food safety-net programs, India is a shining example of how effective social protection can play a critical role in achieving food security – especially now as the world faces an unprecedented global hunger crisis.”

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