Public distribution system reforms and consumption in Chhattisgarh

Krishnamurthy, Prasad, Pathania, Vikram and Tandon, Sharad (2014) Public distribution system reforms and consumption in Chhattisgarh. Economic & Political Weekly, 49 (8). pp. 74-81. ISSN 0012-9976

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Abstract

Chhattisgarh's public distribution system reforms have been lauded as a model for the National Food Security Act, and as one that other states can emulate. Previous research has shown that PDS rice consumption increased in Chhattisgarh following reforms by the Raman Singh government, which began in 2004. However, one-third of PDS rice consumption growth in Chhattisgarh took place before 2004. This finding suggests that the pre-2004 reforms to fair price shop ownership and state procurement by the Ajit Jogi government contributed to PDS consumption growth. Our findings suggest that sustained reforms, when coupled with political and social will, can improve PDS access, and that improvements may not be substantial or sustained in the absence of these factors.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labour > HD0072 Economic development. Development economics. Economic growth
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform > HN50 By region or country > HN980 Developing countries
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Depositing User: Vikram Pathania
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2014 13:43
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 03:12
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/49609

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