Sohini Paul is a fellow at National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), Delhi. Her primary research interests include gender, health, food security and political economy. She has been involved with primary surveys conducted to evaluate different government welfare schemes. Her recent research focused on different aspects of food insecurity programme in India. In the past, she worked on issues related to women empowerment, labour force participation, political participation, and domestic violence.
Prior to joining NCAER, she was a post-doctoral research fellow at University of British Columbia. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from Indira Gandhi Institute of development research.
Does good governance reduce foodgrain diversion in PDS?
24 Jul 2016
In 2011-12, various states undertook measures to curb leakages of foodgrains from the Public Distribution System. Some of the pioneer states also implemented the National Food Security Act - a rights-based approach to food security - in 2013. Against the backdrop of these reforms, this column analyses whether there is any marked difference in the leakage pattern of foodgrains across states.
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