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Food riots may occur if food is not present for migrant workers: Pronab Sen

'If supply system doesn't come unstuck, if the requirements of people who have no income are not met then food riots are very real possibility,' he said

Pronab Sen
Pronab Sen

Former chief statistician Pronab Sen has warned that if food requirements of migrant workers with no income are not fulfilled amid countrywide lockdown, then 'food riot' may be a real possibility. In an interview toThe Wire, Sen said thatif the coronavirus pandemic spreads in rural areas, containment will be impossible. In wake of the countrywide lockdown to combat the coronavirus threat, thousands of migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and other states have started returning back to their home states from cities, including Delhi and Mumbai. "The ...