By Harold Brown
Harold Brown, Senior Fellow, Georgia Public Policy Foundation
Remember when India was a poster-country for overpopulation and starvation? In just one sign, The New York Times carried more than 100 articles per year from 1965 to 1980 that linked India’s name and population.
How times have changed. In August 2017, an article in The Times of India
proclaimed, “Govt raises foodgrain output to record 275.68 tonnes” (metric). In 1961, the harvest was less than 100 metric tons. This tripling of cereal grain production occurred with almost no change of the land area used for these crops. (See attached chart.)
India’s food supply per person has increased over 20 percent since 1970, even as the population more than…