Food prices mock India’s scorching growth

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Forte inflation des prix alimentaires en Inde

Des fermiers et leur récolte de riz à la ferme Patel au village de Kathwada, à 30 kms d’Ahmedabad © AFP PHOTO/ Sam PANTHAKY

A surge in food prices at rates unseen for the past 11 years is sending Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government scurrying for cover as the decade-ending festive season becomes a grim belt-tightener for millions of Indian families.

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