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Dark clouds over the PDS The imposition of Aadhaar-based biometric authentication in the Public Distribution System threatens to disrupt recent progress with PDS reforms. It also deprives millions of people of essential food entitlements The dual system, where PDS grain goes partly through the Aadhaar-based ‘Point of Sale’ system and partly through the fallback register system, is the worst Jean Dr�ze

The Indian Public Distribution System as provider of food security: Evidence from child nutrition in Andhra Pradesh

AN INCOMPLETE TALE: In the 1980s, Gujarat already had the Public Distribution System, the mid-day meal scheme in primary schools and the bes...