Author:M. H. Suryanarayana
Subject: Poverty and Inequality
" /> Abstract: Food security policy in India in recent years has lacked clarity and direction. It resembles a series of ad hoc measures without a clear evidence-based assessment to support them. To reduce the fiscal deficit, the economic reform era began in 1991 with proposals to target the public food distribution system (PDS) on cost-efficiency considerations. Instead of reducing exclusion errors that leave needy poor people out of the PDS, the emphasis was on reducing the number of non-poor people receiving welfare support. (…)

keywords: The Pursuit of Food Security in India: Policies sans Concept and Commitment?
Date Publication: 06/17/2013 (All day)
Type/Issue: One Pager / 207
Language: English