System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism
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Public Distribution System

Public Distribution System (Control) Order 2001

Notification in connection with Fair Price Shops, as to issuance of license suspension/cancellation, terms and conditions and regulate the sale and distribution of the essential comodities

Author(s) : Government of Bihar GoI 

Operational Guidelines for the Scheme for Supply of PDS Rice

The scheme envisages distribution of PDS rice @ Re.1/- per Kg. with effect from 1st February, 2013 to all beneficiaries of Rs.2/- per Kg. rice scheme operational since 1st August’ 2008.

Author(s) : Government of Odisha India 

Performance Evaluation of Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS)

The study finds that about 58 per cent of the subsidized food grains issued from the Central Pool do not reach the BPL families because of identification errors, non-transparent operation and unethical practices in the implementation of TPDS. Thus the study has suggested some measures for improve...

Author(s) : Planning Commission GOI 

Excess Food Stocks, PDS and Procurement Policy

This planning commission paper tries to examine some of the factors that have led to accumulation of excess food grain stocks and make policy prescription on how to deal with the problem of surplus food grains that are accumulated in the FCI godowns, which is well beyond prescribed buffer stock norm...

Author(s) : P.V. Rajeev, Arvind Virmani 

Public Distribution System of Essential Commodities as a Social Safety Net

The public distribution system as a social safety net can be understood by the fact that aggregate availability of foodgrains per se is not enough to ensure the ability to acquire foodgrains. The paper tries to study the extent to which PDS has succeeded or failed in providing essential commoditie...

Author(s) : Dr. Bhaskar Majumder 

Public Distribution System and Food Security

With a network of more than 400,000 Fair Price Shops (FPS), the Public Distribution System (PDS) in India is perhaps the largest distribution machinery. This chapter analyses the reasons of failure of PDS system in India. As it stood earlier, PDS was criticised on a wide front: its failure to serve...

Author(s) : Planning Commission GOI 

Functioning of the Public Distribution System: An Analytical Report

During September 2013, Parliament passed the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013. The NFSA seeks to make the right to food a legal entitlement by providing subsidised food grains to nearly two-thirds of the population. The Act relies on the existing Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) mec...

Author(s) : Sakshi Balani 

Public Distribution System: More People Rely on the PDS than Ever Before

India Human Development Surveys I (2004-5) and II (2011-12) are a collaborative research program between researchers from the National Council of Applied Economic Research and University of Maryland. The goal of IHDS is to document changes in the daily lives of Indian households in an era of rapid t...

Author(s) : Sonalde Desai 

Food Security and the Targeted Public Distribution System in India

Annual food production is enough to feed the 6.9 billion people in the world today. However, access and distribution of food in order that people do not have to die due to hunger continues to remain elusive even in the 21st century making food security one of the major global challenges. The Food an...

Author(s) : Dr Ruth Kattumuri 

Public Distribution System

Public distribution system (PDS) is an Indian food security system. Established by the Government of India under Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution and managed jointly with state governments in India