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

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Public Distribution System, Food Subsidy and Production Incentives

Production Incentives P S George The public distribution system (PDS) in India has close links with food security for the vulnerable segments of the population, budgetary support for food subsidy and the price policy. This paper reviews some aspects of the operation of the PDS and raises some policy issues with regard to scope and coverage of PDS, production incentives to farmers, and the amount of food subsidy.

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