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India government approves massive food scheme for poor

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India's government Wednesday approved a vast food welfare programme for the poor as it sought to increase its popularity before national elections next year.

"The cabinet has unanimously approved the food security ordinance," food minister K.V. Thomas told reporters, adding that the measure would be sent to India's president later Wednesday for approval.

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