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India’s National Food Security Act 2013: Food Distribution through Revamped Public Distribution System or Food Stamps and Cash Transfers?

Publisher: Agricultural Economics Research Association

This paper has estimated the cost and benefit of procuring and distributing the increased foodgrains required in view of the National Food Security Act, 2013. It has critically appraised the feasibility of reforming the existing public distribution system vis-a-vis adopting food stamps and cash transfers. The study has outlined the key considerations that the state governments need to dwell on while deciding to either shift to a better PDS similar to that initiated in a few states in recent years or implement the other system as in Brazil, Sri Lanka and Jamaica.

Author(s): Alwin D’Souza, Paramita Bhattacharya, Seema Bathla | Views(403) | Download (273)

  
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