Bhola Nath doesn't care much for India's growth story.
Not when the 65-year-old migrant brick kiln worker has stopped buying onions and garlic, key food staples for families, and manages to save just 1,000 rupees a month to send his family of five back home due to the ever-increasing prices of food and other basic commodities.
"We have stopped having tea at work, and we add only red chilli to our vegetables as even oil has become too costly," said Nath, who hails from Uttar Pradesh state but has worked for 15 years in this small dusty village in neighbouring Uttarakhand, about 160 kilometers from New Delhi.
Image: Villagers hold empty plates as they stand in front of the office of a block development officer (BDO) during a protest against the improper supply of food in Galsi village, about 130 km (80 miles) northwest of Kolkata.
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