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Prankur Gupta
Tata Cornell Insitute
Prankur is an analytics enthusiast and currently works as an Associate Consultant at a Management Consulting firm. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.

Articles By Prankur Gupta
Food Security Act: How are India’s poorest states faring?
Posted On: 29 Jun 2016

The National Food Security Act was passed in 2013. This column reports findings from a recent survey on the status of the Act in six of India’s poorest states. Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal are doing quite well - the PDS is in good shape and most people are covered; however, Bihar and Jharkhand are yet to complete essential PDS reforms.
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Estimating kerosene leakages from the Public Distribution System
Posted On: 24 Sep 2014

Topics:   Corruption
Tags:   PDS

Kerosene – the primary fuel used by the poor in India for cooking and lighting – is made available at subsidised rates by the government through the Public Distribution System. This column seeks to estimate the extent of leakage of kerosene in the PDS. It is found that, on average, 45% of kerosene that is taken up by state governments does not reach intended beneficiaries.
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