In a desperate attempt to stave off starvation in China, President Xi Jinping has proposed a food rationing program that could be used to feed millions of people.
The plan, dubbed the “Rice Revolution”, could see rice farmers in rural areas get a cut of rice sold by the state and used for the benefit of the poor.
It is expected to be implemented by the end of this year.
The idea of a rice rationing scheme came up in a meeting of China’s cabinet on Monday.
A source told The Hindu that the cabinet’s policy makers had been discussing the issue of rice consumption for a long time and the meeting saw the proposal discussed over several hours.
The sources said that the government was looking at the idea as part of its plans to increase rice consumption in rural China.
In the past, rice farmers have been allowed to sell rice at a loss for the state, so it was not much of a hardship for them.
This would mean the rice farmers would be able to sell their rice at less than the price they paid for it, making it a better deal for them, they said.
In rural areas, the government is trying to provide a basic standard of living, but it is often hard to find a food source.
According to a report by the Global Hunger Index, rice consumption is expected rise by 6.7 per cent in China by 2020.
This would mean that at least a third of the country’s food supply could be supplied by rice.
However, China has an acute food shortage, with the country already running out of food and other basic needs.
China’s population is expected grow by 1.5 billion people in 2020, and there are fears that the country will soon become one of the world’s most populous.
The government is aiming to feed 2 billion people, but many of these people are poor and hungry, and the government has been unable to deliver food to them.
In addition to rice, there are also plans to feed 7.3 billion people.
China is currently importing rice from Japan, the United States and South Korea.