Still gasping in a growing economy

After five years – and a change of guards, we revisit the price rise story

GN Bureau | October 30, 2015




In April 2010, when food items were becoming prohibitively costly, we reported how people – from upper middle-class families of south Delhi to BPL families of Dharavi in Mumbai – were trying to make ends meet. Economy on the whole was booming, but people were facing tough times. Many families, for example, in a small village in western Uttar Pradesh told us that they were cutting out on pulses.

Five year later, as the prices of pulses are sky-rocketing even as the economy apparently keeps booming, we decided to go back to the same families in that village to hear from them if anything has changed with the ‘achchhe din’.

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