A woman swept rice from the floor at a wholesale warehouse in Agartala, India, Tuesday. India plans to subsidize wheat, rice and cereals for some 800 million people under a $20 billion plan to consolidate and expand programs to cut malnutrition and ease poverty. Abhik Deb/Associated Press

Women labourers throw dust on a road tarmac under construction at Bharadva village in the western Indian state of Gujarat April 23, 2013. India’s worst economic slowdown in a decade has bottomed out and growth is expected to pick up to 6.4 percent in the current fiscal year, chairman of the PM’s Economic Advisory Council C. Rangarajan said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Amit Dave