Reforming the Public Distribution System: Lessons from Chattisgarh

Reforms to the public distribution system in Chhattisgarh that focused on extending coverage, improving delivery and increasing transparency have led to its remarkable revival. An overwhelming majority of the beneficiaries are now satisfied with the way their ration shops function and are firmly against the proposal of cash transfers. This article presents the findings of a team that visited 12 randomly selected villages in Mahasamund and Sarguja districts of Chhattisgarh as part of the PDSSurvey 2011.

Publication Name: 
EPW
Publication Author: 
Raghav Puri
News Date: 
02/04/2012