Mail Today quotes Takshashila’s Nitin Pai

Mail Today quotes Takshashila’s director, Nitin Pai on the mismatch between the latest poverty rates and the proposed coverage of the food security ordinance.

Only 270m are ‘poor’ but govt wants to feed 800m

“As per the government’s own figures, there are only 269.3 million poor people in India. Yet it wants to subsidise food for 822 million people,” said Nitin Pai, director of the Takshashila Institution, on his twitter account.