Nitin Pai debates the Food Security Bill on Al Jazeera Stream

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai appeared in a debate on India’s Food Security Bill on Al Jazeera’s The Stream on 9 Oct 2013. Pai argued that the programme delivers entitlements to a lot more people than the truly needy, that the poverty line is being abused as an entitlement line (more here)and that the proponents of the bill are oblivious to the effect the bill has on wage-earners and tax-payers who must bear its costs (more here).

The programme can be watched online at Al Jazeera and YouTube.