Bill Pritchard | Ideas for India

Bill Pritchard
University of Sydney
Bill Pritchard is Associate Professor in Human Geography at the University of Sydney. He was Chief Investigator of the Australian Research Council project ‘Institutions for food security: Global insights from rural India’, which funded his research on the PDS in Bihar.

Articles By Bill Pritchard
The significance of local power structures in Bihar’s coupon-based PDS
Posted On: 17 Aug 2015

Topics:   Corruption
Tags:   Bihar , PDS

In 2007, Bihar introduced the coupon system in PDS to curb leakages at fair price shops. This column argues that even though the administrative logic of the coupon system is fundamentally sound, such reform can be effective only when accompanied by institutional transformations that broker change in the existing local politics of inclusion and exclusion.
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