Food security Bill: Why blame the poor and the hungry?4 min read . Updated: 26 Aug 2013, 07:11 PM IST
The case against the food security Billthat it is costly and it mollycoddles the pooris deeply flawed
The debates around the national food security Bill—which will create legal duties for the state to provide food to citizens—have become overheated and often deeply polarized. Some of the fiercest criticisms relate to the costs of the food legislation, suggesting that a floundering economy cannot afford the huge public expenditure required. It has also been argued that economic growth is a much more reliable and sustainable way to end hunger than public food provisioning.
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