Political Economy of Public Distribution System in India

By: Bhaskar Majumder

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This book examines the extent to which the public distribution system (PDS) in India has succeeded in providing essential commodities to the people living below poverty line. Taking the State of Uttar Pradesh as a case study, the book reviews the functioning of the delivery system beginning from the procurement of food grains by the government till their distribution to the beneficiaries of the PDS, the constraints faced by Fair Price Shops, and the in-built vices of the system line leakage of food grains from godowns, purchase of food grains from open market, subsidy grabbed by the non-poor, and the corruption in the system. The role of Panchayati Raj Institutions in ensuring smooth delivery system for food security of the poor has also been analyzed. Printed Pages: 188.

Title: Political Economy of Public Distribution System in India

Author Name: Bhaskar Majumder

Categories: Economics, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2009

ISBN: 8180696413

ISBN 13: 9788180696411

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 701013

Keywords: Political Economy of Public Distribution System in India Bhaskar Majumder