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Food Security And Pds In Tripura: A Policy Intervention

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  • De, Utpal Kumar

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Tripura is facing the problem of food insecurity for quite some long period of time and lagging behind the most other states of India with respect to the development of human capital, agriculture and industry. Food security is one of the basic criteria for the formation and improvement of human capital and also productivity of human being. The working of PDS and other government policies have not been successful in achieving food security at the desired level. However the recent offtake pattern of PDS supply shows a decelerating trend and hence raises the question of maintaining the PDS in the state. The paper tries to analyse the food security condition of the state during the last two decades and the working of PDS in Tripura with some macro measures.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 6292.

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Date of creation: 27 Nov 2000
Date of revision: 28 Nov 2000
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:6292

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