How India’s food-based safety net is responding to the COVID-19 lockdown
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COVID-19 poses an extraordinary challenge for India, both for infectious disease control and for maintaining food security and livelihoods. As part of its response, India is adapting the world’s largest portfolio of food distribution and safety net programs to provide food to its poorest citizens. IFPRI researcher Devesh Roy and colleagues consider the implications of COVID-19 on food supply and suggest policy actions for both public programs and food markets.