Postal Stamp Image : WORLD FOOD DAY 1018 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 16/10/1981
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 1.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1018
Postal Stamp Name : WORLD FOOD DAY
Stamp Information : Food is a primary requisite for human survival and well being and a fundamental human right. World Food Day is being observed today (16 October 1981) to heighten public awareness of the nature and dimensions of the world food problem and to strengthen national and international solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty. It is estimated that at least one out of nine persons still suffers from severe malnourishment. While the world population is growing at the rate of 2% per year, in many countries the per capita supplies of food are decreasing. Global food stocks are also low. The World Food Conference in 1974 had declared that by 1984 ?no child, woman or man would go to bed hungry and no human being?s physical and mental potential should be stunted by malnutrition?. However, the problem of providing a balanced and adequate diet for the World?s population is now greater than ever. The World Food Day seeks to focus greater attention to agricultural production in all countries. It also aims at promoting participation by rural masses in decisions and measures affecting their development. World Food Day provides an opportunity to take stock of the extent of world hunger, to learn more about why it continues to exist and to explore ways to overcome it. It is also a time to pay tribute to people who work the land to produce food. To achieve the many objectives of the World Food Day a comprehensive set of activities has been drawn up by the Food & Agriculture Organisation. India, being one of the active members of the FAO, has been participating very enthusiastically in these. In fact, every effort has been made to provide food for the millions. The Green Revolution launched more than a decade ago was a concerted effort to boost food production by introducting new strains of high yielding seeds and promoting greater use of improved agricultural practices. This has significantly increase food production and led the way towards selfe-sufficiency in food. Similary the Operation Flood launched in 1970 paved the way for an organised dairy industry in India to increase the production and supply of milk and milk products at reasonable costs. The food situation in India has substantially improved as a result to these and other initiatives. A network of storage and distribution of food on a national level has further consolidated the gains. The Indian P & T Department is privileged to issue a special postage stamp on the occasion of the World Food Day. (The above text is based on material furnished by the Ministry of Agriculture).
Philatelic Stamp Description : The stamp design by M. K. Bardhan shows World Food Day Logo with stalks of wheat. First Day cover and Cancellation were design by Charanjit Lal.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 4.06 X 2.75 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.70 X 2.4 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 40
Stamp Perforations : 14,1/2x14
Postal Stamp Shape : Vertical
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked P.G. Matt coated paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 20,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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