ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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PDS Reform and Scope for Commodity-Based Targeting

The suggestions for PDS reform based on commodity orientation stem largely from the general impression that (i) the commodity basket of the PDS is weighted in favour of commodities which figure prominently in the budgets of the middle and richer income groups. and (ii) coarse cereals are consumed largely by the poor and hence an approach to ensure targeting would be to change the commodity composition of the PDS in favour of coarse foodgrains.

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