67 million tonnes of food is wasted every year in India which is actually more than what Britain produces round the year. It is also enough to feed one of India’s largest state, Bihar.
The value of the food lost is nearly two-thirds of what it costs the government to feed 600 million poor Indians with subsidised ration under the National Food Security programme.
One million tonne of onions vanish on their way from farms to markets, as do 2.2 million tonne tomatoes. Overall, 5 million eggs crack or go bad due to lack of cold storage.