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Subsidized food grains make a difference for the rural poor

TCi director Prabhu Pingali set out on a 4,000 km journey across four states to conduct interviews with farmers in more than 20 locations throughout India. Here are some of his reflections about a trip to the eastern states of…

Exploring the Markers of Differential Access to PDS

For the public distribution system in India, there are differential pathways of access as well as differences in quantities and prices, and quality of grains and services. This commentary, by Mamata Pradhan and Devesh Roy, appears in Economic and Political…

‘One Nation One Ration Card’ can transform lives in India

Recently launched, One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) will enable better accessibility of the Public Distribution System in India. It will enable migrants to seamlessly access their entitlement, helping those discriminated against at one fair price shop (FPS) switch to…