Sharad Tandon is a development economist researching global food security and nutrition for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley.
The Chhattisgarh experience and the National Food Security Act
20 Apr 2015
Many of the reforms introduced under the National Food Security Act are modeled on PDS reforms implemented in Chhattisgarh. These reforms are widely believed to be responsible for the state’s success in improving the distribution of food grains through PDS. However, this column shows that Chhattisgarh’s success pre-dates most of the reforms on which the Act is modeled.
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