India Clears Bill to Guarantee Food to Poor Before 2014 Election

India Clears Bill to Guarantee Food to Poor Before 2014 Election

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A woman cleans rice in the courtyard of her hut in Auar Village in the Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh. The government will need 61.2 million tons of food grains to implement the law compared with its annual purchase of about 73 million tons from farmers, according to the food ministry.