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Conundrums in public distribution system in India: an assessment by states and social groups

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  • Goli, Srinivas

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Growing number of studies accentuated enigmas in PDS system, many of them provided evidences based on National Sample Survey (NSS) and other official statistics, more particularly by major states. Many of them also highlighted theoretical and operational difficulties in existing policy strategies for only major states. Alternatively, this study emphasized key issues and provided evidences based Indian Human Development Survey (2004-05) for all the Indian states and major socio-economic groups. Additionally, this study provides reasons for not using ration card and major hurdles in PDS ration offtake. All-encompassing, this provides number of critical insights on conundrums in public distribution system in India by maximum Indian states and social groups.

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  • Goli, Srinivas, 2011. "Conundrums in public distribution system in India: an assessment by states and social groups," MPRA Paper 53450, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:53450
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    1. Reetika Khera, 2011. "India's Public Distribution System: Utilisation and Impact," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 47(7), pages 1038-1060.
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    Keywords

    Public Distribution System; Ration cards; PDS offtake; Food security; States; Socioeconomic groups; India;

    JEL classification:

    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • D3 - Microeconomics - - Distribution
    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • D33 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Factor Income Distribution
    • D6 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics
    • D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
    • D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • H4 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods
    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
    • H42 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Publicly Provided Private Goods
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration

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