Fact 1: Food Bill will cover two-thirds of India’s population.
Fact 2: Two-thirds of India’s population are farmers.
Inference 1: One-third of India will be forced to feed itself.
Inference 2: One-thirds of India will subsidize the remaining two-thirds.
Question 1: If we don’t have enough food, how will we grow more food?
Question 2: If we have enough food, why can’t we just distribute it properly?
Parting shot: None other than Rajiv Gandhi of the Congress said that only 15% of in such schemes reach the poor. That’s like 10% of the population. Isn’t that what’s already happening? So why we do we need a Food Bill?
© Sunil Rajguru