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India lower house of parliament passes cheap food plan

27 August 2013 Last updated at 03:12 BST

A plan to provide more than 800m poor people in India with cheaper grain every month has been passed by the lower house of parliament.

The landmark Food Security Bill aims to wipe out widespread malnutrition, but still needs the approval of the upper house.

Catharina Moh reports.