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Food: Policy-Prices-PDS-Security etc

Workers prepare to distribute ration among the needy under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY), in New Delhi. PM Modi announced extension of the PMGKAY, a free ration scheme, for 80 crore people across the country till end of November.

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Needy people show their Aadhaar Cards as they wait to receive free ration being distributed by the Delhi Government at a school, amid the nationwide COVID-19 in east Delhi.

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People gather outside ration distribution center to collect food items during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in Patna.

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People maintain a safe distance while waiting to collect ration from a PDS centre, during the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata.

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Ration shop vendors provide ration at Vishwas Nagar during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Delhi.

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People stand in a long queue at a ration shop in Vishwas Nagar during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Delhi.

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People stand in a long queue at a ration shop in Vishwas Nagar during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Delhi.

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A man collect his ration from a government depot during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, at Vishwas Nagar, in Delhi.

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Ration shop vendors provide ration though a long PVC pipe strapped to the table to ensure there is no waste of supply and minimises contact between the shop owner and recipient, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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As of January 1, there were 4,135.224 tonnes of ­‘damaged’ grain in FCI godowns

A soybean farmer waits for the auction to begin at Mandsaur mandi

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Shramjivi Sanghatana activists stage a massive protest against the cancellation of 46,000 ration cards by the government near collector's office in Thane, Mumbai.

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Police arrest Madhya Pradesh State Government employees of Cooperative department during a demonstration against government's decision for closing down fairprice retail shops under Public Distribution System, in Bhopal.

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Woman survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy stage a demonstration to protest against alleged mismanagement and corruption in PDS machines, in Bhopal.

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The Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan addressing a press conference on the achievements of the Ministry during 3 years of NDA Government, in New Delhi.

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DMK President M Karunanidhi's daughter and party MP Kanimozhi is detained after a protest outside a ration shop against state government demanding adequate supply of commodities, in Chennai.

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Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan with MoS C R Chaudhary (3rd from R) and others at the inaugural function of National Consumer Day celebrations, in New Delhi.

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BJP women workers holding a protest against the alleged corruption at price shops (Ration shops), in Meerut.

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People holding a protest against ration dealers at Kankarkheda, in Meerut.

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Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan administering the Swachhata Pledge during the inauguration of the Consumer Mela 2016, in New Delhi. President, NCDRC, Justice D K Jain is also seen.

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A Kashmiri woman shouts slogans as she joins others in blocking a thoroughfare during a protest in Srinagar. The protest was held against an intended enforcement of food safety act which will limit the subsidised ration per person in the state to 5 kilos from the present 30 kilos.

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Kashmiri protesters run as a tear gas shell explodes near them during a protest against the government in Srinagar.

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A Kashmiri woman shouts slogans as she joins others in blocking a thoroughfare during a protest in Srinagar.

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Kitex Ltd MD: Bobby Jacob meets customers at the night market

Sivaram V.

Shape Of Things To Come? At the company panchayat store, a 2-kg dal kit is sold for Rs 90

Sivaram V.

Long wait Women outside a ration shop in Mandla, MP

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Madhya Pradesh Shiv Sena activists during a protest against the supply of maize instead of wheat grains to ration card holders under PDS at fair price shops, in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

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Members of West Bengal State Mid-Day meal makers, Anganwadi workers and ASHA workers raise slogans during a protest to pressurize the Trinamool Congress Government for their demands in Kolkata.

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Grain queue A PDS shop in Muzaffarpur, Bihar

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Lunchtime Midday meal at Vadakattupatty school in TN

Congress President Sonia Gandhi during a meeting with a delegation of women's wing of Mumbai Congress who came at her residence to thank her for Food Security Bill, in New Delhi.

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Congress workers tearing posters of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav during their march towards the Vidhan Sabha to press for implementation of food security scheme in Lucknow.

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addresses a rally in Gwalior. Hardselling UPA's 'game changer' Food Security Act, Rahul Gandhi today sought to strike an emotional chord with 'aam aadmi' and tribals, recalling how Sonia Gandhi was in tears at not being able to cast her vote when the measure was passed in Lok Sabha.

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No hope Parvati at her Rangpura home

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No potable water Ganga Ram (in pink shirt) in Gurdeen Khera

Nirala Tripathi

We have rights? Oh. Kamla Bai is clueless about her entitlements

Vivek Pateria

Rising prices hurt Khurmura panch Ishwari Bai Sonkar

Vinay Sharma

Middleman’s victim P. Suvarna would rather have cash transfers than food security bill

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A thousand Kalavatis now And one in Jambsamarth village in Maharashtra

Apoorva Salkade

My grain, for free? Annamma in front of her paddy field

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A vegetable vendor sits at his shop in Mumbai.

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A market in Ahmedabad. The Food Security Bill which was passed by the Rajya Sabha yesterday will now be sent to the President for approval.

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Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit distributes susidized food grains under the Food Security programme during a function in New Delhi.

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Food Minister KV Thomas speaks during the discussion on National Food Security Bill 2013 in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

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Stalled progress And food security is not the answer

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Stray cattle stand near sacks of wheat grain that got damaged in water logging following monsoon rains at a railway station in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh.

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BJP workers face water cannons as they protest near Talkatora Stadium during the launch of Food Security Programme by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, in New Delhi.

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BJP workers face water cannons as they protest near Talkatora Stadium during the Food Security Programme launch by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, in New Delhi.

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Rajasthani dancers participate at the launch of Food Security Programme in New Delhi.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi gestures as she presents National Food Security Card to an old woman during the launch of Food Security Programme at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi. Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit is also seen.

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BJP activists hold baskets of onions during a protest against the price rise of food items in New Delhi.

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West Bengal Goverment's Food Department selling onoin at subsidised rate of Rs 36 per kilogram in Kolkata.

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Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit at a press conference on Food Security scheme in New Delhi.

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At a protest against the ‘National Poverty Line’ outside the Planning Commission

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Tribals taking part at in rally in support of Food Security Bill in Bhubaneswar.

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A BJP Mahila Morcha worker tries to escape as the police catches her during a protest over price rise near 10 Janpath in New Delhi.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during the meeting of Party Chief Ministers and state unit chiefs on Food Security roll out, at 10 Janpath in New Delhi.

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A man waits for customers at a ration shop in Mumbai. The Government decided to come out with an ordinance to give two-thirds of the nation's population the right to 5 kilograms of food grains every month at a highly subsidised rate of 1-3 rupees per kilogram. If implemented, the country’s food security program will be the largest in the world.

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Veteran social activist Aaruna Rroy quits the NnatTional AadvisSory CouncCil, raps PM Manmohan Singh for rejecting nrega minimum wage advisory and flip-flop on Food Security bill, Lokpal bill etc.

Prabhjot Singh Gill

A schoolgirl receives a free mid-day meal at a government school on the outskirts of Jammu.

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Children stand to receive a free midday meal at a government school in Hyderabad.

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In this March 21, 2012 file photo, a tribal woman Rangamma, left, fills subsidized rice at a fair price shop under the Public Distribution System in Rayagada, in Odisha. India will send billions of dollars in social welfare money directly to poor under direct Cash Transfer scheme inaugurated Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, aiming to cut out the middlemen blamed for the massive fraud that plagues the system.

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Chhattisgarh: It becomes the first state in the country to enact a law for food security to ensure no one goes hungry

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Roji Roti Adhikar Abhiyan activists take part in march against rotting of grains in godowns in Jaipur.

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Empty piece of paper Food coupons in Bihar Corrupt officials and dealers undermine this effort to streamline PDS supplies. Some may have the coupons, but there are no supplies, or they get less than their entitlement.

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Wheat crop submerged in the rain water in the grain market in Bikaner.

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In this Wednesday, May 9, 2012 photo, sacks of rotting wheat grain lie at an open storage area as laborers work in Khamanon village, some 215 kms from Amritsar.

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In this Wednesday, May 9, 2012 photo, sacks of rotting wheat grain lie at an open storage area as laborers work in Khamanon village, some 215 kms from Amritsar.

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Food inflation

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A TV grab shows the Lok Sabha in New Delhi. The landmark Food Security Bill, that gives legal right to cheaper foodgrains to 63.5 %t of the country's population, was introduced in the Lok Sabha.

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K.V. Thomas, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution talking to the media after Cabinet meeting on Food security bill in New Delhi. The cabinet approved the National Food Securty Bill which will raise subsidies by Rs. 27366 crores.

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Food Inflation

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Food inflation.

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That’s rich One of the thousands of migrant families in Delhi

Sanjay Rawat

Supporters of Shetkari Sangathan protest against low price of sugarcanes in Pune.

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Rate of inflation.

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Food inflation.

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Sandeep Adhwaryu

Easy to forget? The government’s draft bill on food security doesn’t include a definition of a child, as recommended by the NAC

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Food grain sacks kept in open at a platform of Naini railway station yard in Allahabad.

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Under a Laden Sky Carrying rice at Belpahari. The free ration distributed last year for drought has been stopped.

Saibal Das

Rotten Shame File photo of grain spoiling in an FCI godown that set the SC thinking

Prabhjot Singh Gill

Making Ends Meet The cutoff income (Rs 20 a day) for defining urban poverty won’t get a person a decent meal

Nilotpal Baruah

Supporters of CPI, shout slogans urging the government to roll back steep price hikes in essential items like milk and petrol, in New Delhi.

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A laborer carries a sack containing spices at the wholesale spice market in the old part of New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh receives the Report of Working Group on Consumer Affairs from its Chairman and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

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A worker sorts onions at a wholesale market in Hyderabad. Onion prices have nearly doubled in recent weeks after unseasonable rains damaged the onion and garlic crops in Maharashtra.

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Wholesale traders staging a dharna for being held responsible for rising prices of vegetables at Azadpur Mandi in New Delhi.

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An Indian laborer adjusts onion sacks at a wholesale market in Calcutta. India is urging Pakistan to resume onion exports to help ease the strain of rocketing food prices. Overall, food inflation hit its highest level in a year last month at 18.32 percent, compounding the hardships of hundreds of millions living in poverty.

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Food Inflation.

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PM Manmohan Singh, Pranab Mukherjee and P Chidambaram arrive for a high level meeting on food inflation in New Delhi. As the government grapples with high prices of essential commodities, Singh held a meeting with senior ministers to find ways to tame food inflation which has crossed 18 per cent.

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TDP women activists wear vegetable garlands and hold pictures of AICC President Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a protest against price hike in Secunderabad.

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People try to grab onions being sold by a political party at cheap rates as a mark of protest against the rising prices in Mumbai.

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A worker sorts through onions at a wholesale vegetable market in New Delhi. Overall, Food inflation hit its highest level in a year last month at 18.32 percent, compounding the hardships of India's hundreds of millions living in poverty.

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FOOD INFLATION.

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FOOD INFLATION.

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Activists of CPI-M display placards and shout slogans during a protest against price rise of essential commodities in Patna.

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