These families thought food inflation was bad in 2021. It only got worse

To help keep its population fed, India imposed export curbs earlier this year on wheat and sugar to safeguard domestic supplies. Officials have also cut taxes on some edible oils and petroleum products, helping to lower food prices that account for about half of India’s consumer price basket. The government’s subsidized food program, the world’s biggest, is also a saving grace for families. But it’s still not enough.

These families thought food inflation was bad in 2021. It only got worse
To help keep its population fed, India imposed export curbs earlier this year on wheat and sugar to safeguard domestic supplies. Officials have also cut taxes on some edible oils and petroleum products, helping to lower food prices that account for about half of India’s consumer price basket. The government’s subsidized food program, the world’s biggest, is also a saving grace for families. But it’s still not enough.