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

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A Study of an SMS-based Monitoring Project

Plugging PDS Pilferage

The targeted public distribution system is fraught with leakages. With the Food Security Act in place now, policymakers face a greater challenge in curtailing leakages and improving delivery on a much larger scale. This article studies a project in Uttar Pradesh which uses mobile phone SMS to monitor PDS supplies and fi nds an enthusiastic response from the users, even if the project itself has not worked well.

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