August 28th, 2013
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When it comes to India's food security bill, some say that morally it is the right thing to do while critics say there's no free lunch.

The Indian government estimates that food subsidies will cost around $25 billion annually. CNN's Mallika Kapur reports.

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  1. triciaesinclair

    Reblogged this on L.O.V.E.

    August 29, 2013 at 4:39 pm |
  2. arin

    The Food Security Bill is, undoubtedly, a Triumph card for the Congress Party to woo the voters of the down trodden citizens of the country and even the poorest of poor know well about the fact that the the under privilege class are not going to benefit out of it, with this Bill.

    Reference : http://sunstore.in/blog/wordpress-3.6/wordpress/pros-and-cons-of-food-security-bill-of-india/

    September 8, 2013 at 4:15 pm |
  3. mkrmenon

    This definitely is a means for getting more votes. But they give subsidized food grains to some people who are said to be BPL, i.e., below poverty line. But our experience is that the entire food grain meant for distribution is diverted to private parties who make money out of it. Bureaucrats who are involved in the distribution and the ration shop owners thrive on this . 15 to 20% of the beneficiaries alone may get this subsidized food grain, the rest of the food grain disappears in the open market.

    October 16, 2013 at 12:54 am |
  4. Heather Shannon

    Reblogged this on hshannon13.

    October 17, 2013 at 2:41 am |
  5. NYC fitness events

    "The Indian government estimates that food subsidies will cost around $25 billion annually." who has the money to pay for that? Hopefully the Indian government can fix this problem.

    February 1, 2014 at 5:24 pm |

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