The apathy of the well-fed4 min read . Updated: 10 Jul 2013, 12:28 PM IST
The strident opposition to the Food Security Bill shows a shameful lack of empathy
To understand what the Food Security Bill could mean for millions of people, forget for a moment what you have read about how it will stoke price pressures or upset the government’s fiscal dynamics or take away the poor’s incentive to work. Focus instead on the eyes of the last kid with a distended stomach, her body reflecting the stunted growth that comes from a chronic deficiency of nutrients, minerals and vitamins. Most likely she won’t live to five.
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