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The increase in retail prices is on account of the rising price of cereals (7%), meat and fish (19%), pulses (16%), vegetables (11%) and edible oils (12%).  (Photo: Mint)
The increase in retail prices is on account of the rising price of cereals (7%), meat and fish (19%), pulses (16%), vegetables (11%) and edible oils (12%). (Photo: Mint)

Food price flare-up has no real winners

  • As consumers bear the brunt of high food costs, growers see no benefit. How long will this strange dynamic last?
  • Many lower income consumers are also not enrolled under the federal food security scheme. An estimate suggests that over 100 million eligible Indians are excluded

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