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India’s social safety net offers lessons as food prices rocket up

India’s foodgrain rations kept millions of people from falling into extreme poverty during the pandemic. Now, as the government considers whether or not to extend the scheme for the sixth time, it must factor in India’s complex food inflation problem.  India’s poor spend more than 40 percent of their incomes on food, compared with 36 percent for welfare-dependent households in Australia, and 27 […]