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Jharkhand Pilot for DBT of Food Subsidy a Dismal Failure

In October 2017, the Jharkhand Government introduced a Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) pilot for the Public Distribution System (PDS) in Nagri – a block on the outskirts of Ranchi. Instead of rice at Re 1 per kg at the ration shop, the PDS cardholders are to receive the subsidy (calculated at Rs 31.60 per kg) […]

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Paddy, what price?

Recently in Durg, Raipur and Rajnandgaon (Chhattisgarh) Jagdish Ram Nishad’s winter paddy crop is about to be harvested. On his three-acre farm, a few km from his home, green paddy strands stand along the neat rows of cabbage that are now in full bloom. In the last ten years, the 38-year-old farmer in Kopedih village, […]

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Leakages in Public Distribution System according to Economic Survey of India for 2014-15
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Kerosene Blackmarketing- The Real Picture #EconomicSurvey

The Economic Survey of India states that PDS allocations lost to leakages were 54%of wheat, 15%of rice, 48%Sugar & 41% of Kerosene. That’s over Rs. 68,700 crore rupees. [tweetthis twitter_handles=”@Aun_X, @Vidyut” url=”https://t.co/IoqjNglEh2″]Amazing how popular ration items show the most “leakages” #EconomicSurvey http://t.co/YzVnuK7ZWD[/tweetthis] Wheat, sugar and kerosene are the three items most people prefer to purchase from the […]

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