Journal Article

Does good governance reduce foodgrain diversion in PDS?

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.