Narhari Rao

Dr Narhari Rao is the Deputy Country Director at the Asian Development Bank, India Resident Mission. Before joining the ADB, he has worked in the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India and also held various assignments in the Government of India. He holds a D.Phil. in Economics from Oxford University and Bachelor’s degree from St. Stephens College, New Delhi.

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    Why food inflation has been high in India

    Rising food prices have been a major concern in India, with food inflation averaging 10% between April 2007 and December 2013. It peaked at over 20% in late 2009, and was rarely at comfortable levels during this period. This was a decisive shift as the food inflation over the previous five years had averaged only 3.6%. With 22% of the population living below the poverty...

    17 Apr 2014 | Abhijit Sen Gupta, Narhari Rao, Rudrani Bhattacharya