India plans to roll out ambitious food scheme

Landmark food security programme aims to extend access to subsidised food to two-thirds of population.

    The Indian government is planning to roll out a landmark scheme to provide subsidised food to two-thirds of the country's population.

    More people will be able to buy rice and grains from discounted food shops, paying substantially less for basic needs.

    It is an attempt to reduce hunger in a country of more than one billion people.

    Al Jazeera's Karishma Vyas reports from New Delhi.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Will you push the boundaries or play it safe?

    Will you push the boundaries or play it safe?

    Curate an art exhibition and survive Thailand's censorship crackdown in this interactive game.