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Jun 25, 2013
Food security is poor politics too, but who caresThe Food Security Bill is poor economics and also poor politics, but that's not why politicians love it
Mar 11, 2013
Bad news for poverty-wallahs: India is less hungry nowAn NSS survey shows that almost all people are now reporting eating two square meals a day. So why then do we need a universal Food Security Bill?
Mar 06, 2013
UPA-nomics: How to hoard grain and let food prices soarThe government is hoarding Rs 60,000 crore worth of excess rice and wheat stocks. But it is also letting food inflation soar. How daft can policy get?
Dec 15, 2012
Caveats on cash transfers: Don't over-commit, don't screw upDirect cash transfers will work if they are designed well. But it is important not to over-commit resources, says Abhijit Banerjee of MIT.
Aug 01, 2012
Economist Abhijit Banerjee in UN development panelIndian economist Abhijit Banerjee is among the 26 people who have been named by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as members of a high-level panel to advise the world body on the global development agenda beyond 2015.
Feb 29, 2012
Sonia Gandhi's pals turn critics on the Food Security BillThe votaries of food security find the UPA's Food Security Bill seriously flawed. They want universalisation without centralisation.