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India to tackle rising food prices

Rising food prices in India will be top of the central bank's agenda when it meets on Tuesday.

Soaring food prices in India have pushed its wholesale inflation rate up to 6.46% - above the central bank's target of 5%. The increased cost of food is particularly troubling for the country's poor.

Much of the responsibility for bringing the inflation rate down lies on the shoulders of one man - the new head of its central bank.

It will be on the agenda when the bank discuses interest rates on Tuesday.

But why are food prices rising so fast - and what can he do to stop them?

Sameer Hashmi has been to the farmers' fields to find out.