This paper studies the impact of high global food prices on household welfare in India. Use the 2007-08 surge in global food prices and household share of area under rice and wheat at the baseline to show
National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA)
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Thursday was Congress member Rahul Gandhi's day in Parliament.