dec 10th, 2009
while the govt keeps claiming 1% and below inflation (they must have got somebody like banerjee of sabarmati express 'spontaneous combustion' fame to be their statistician), the real prices people pay for food -- and this hits the famous 'mango man' (aam admi) right in his belly -- has gone up by 20%.
how come the ELM never talks about this?
and for all those talking about industrialization, a full belly is a privilege that increasingly fewer indians have: according to the world food summit, 100 million people joined the ranks of the hungry in 2009. i imagine a large number of them are from india. there are 1 billion hungry people around the world. and in a sharp reversal, hunger has been increasing since 2005. see the chart from the economist