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India to tackle rising food prices

Soaring food prices in India have pushed its wholesale inflation rate up to 6.46% - above the central bank's target of 5%. The increased cost of food is particularly troubling for the country's poor.

Much of the responsibility for bringing the inflation rate down lies on the shoulders of one man - the new head of its central bank.

It will be on the agenda when the bank discuses interest rates on Tuesday.

But why are food prices rising so fast - and what can he do to stop them?

Sameer Hashmi has been to the farmers' fields to find out.

  • 28 Oct 2013
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