The Last Word: Can India afford Food Bill or is it both too expensive and badly timed?

Karan Thapar, CNN-IBN | Aug 27, 2013 at 10:40pm


In a major victory for the UPA government, its flagship scheme the Food Security Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday. The bill, which seeks to provide cheap foodgrains to 82 crore people in the country, is the biggest programme in the world to fight hunger.