A new study estimates that the cost of a nutritious diet at home for a family of four would be between Rs.75,000 and Rs.90,000 per month.
The estimates were made based on a survey conducted in selected districts.
According to the study, at least Rs.2,500 would be required for a day for a family of four.
The study was conducted by the Medical and Civil Rights Professional Association of Doctors.
Meanwhile, according to the data released by the Department of Census and Statistics for last month, an individual needs at least Rs. 12,444 to afford a basic standard of living.
The previous month’s estimate stood at Rs. 8,923.
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