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Coronavirus pandemic forces revamp of India's food security programme

IPE Global | News | July 29, 2020 IST

Coronavirus pandemic forces revamp of India's food security programme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

India’s annual food-subsidy bill is more than 1 trillion rupees ($13.4 billion) -- almost 4% of the national budget -- as the government is required by law to provide 5 kilograms (11 pounds) of rice, wheat and coarse grains at subsidized rates as low.

 

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