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India's master plan to feed hungry

13 June 2013 Last updated at 03:12 BST

As welfare programmes go, this could be the biggest in the world. Its aim is to provide two-thirds of the Indian population with low-cost food but the plan being discussed by the government in Delhi does not come cheap.

Critics say it is a political move and a waste of public money.

Sanjoy Majumder reports.