The Pursuit of Food Security in India: Policies sans Concept and Commitment?
AbstractFood security policy in India in recent years has lacked clarity and direction. It resembles a series of ad hoc measures without a clear evidence-based assessment to support them. To reduce the fiscal deficit, the economic reform era began in 1991 with proposals to target the public food distribution system (PDS) on cost-efficiency considerations. Instead of reducing exclusion errors that leave needy poor people out of the PDS, the emphasis was on reducing the number of non-poor people receiving welfare support. (?)
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth in its series One Pager with number 207.
Date of creation: Jun 2013
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Publication status: Published by UNDP - International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth , June 2013, pages 1-1
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- M. H. Suryanarayana, 2013. "The Pursuit of Food Security in India: Policies sans Concept and Commitment?," One Pager Arabic 207, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
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