India increases social spending in pro-poor budget (AFP) – 133th Edition

Indian customers purchase food items at a market in New Delhi. The Indian government is mindful that spiralling living costs can be a potent trigger for discontent in the country.(AFP/File/Raveendran)AFP – India’s left-leaning Congress government on Monday unveiled a budget focused on helping the poor and rural masses with pledges to hike social spending by 17 percent and fight food inflation.

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