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Dr Bhaskar Vira and Dr David Nally write about food rights and welfare squeezes

Dr Bhaskar Vira and Dr David Nally for The Guardian Poverty Matters Blog:
Food rights and welfare squeezes: how do we free people from hunger? 

While British society, reeling under forced austerity programmes, revamps its attitudes to social security, public opinion in India is divided over a landmark national food security bill, which was approved by the cabinet last month and creates legally binding obligations on the state to provide food to all those in need.