The Impacts of Reforms to the Public Distribution System in India’s Chhattisgarh on Food Security

Author(s) Prasad Krishnamurthy, Vikram Pathania, and Sharad Tandon, Economic Research Report No. ERR-164, United States Department of Agriculture, 34 pp | March 2014

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The Indian State of Chhattisgarh implemented a number of well-publicized reforms to improve distribution of subsidized food grains, many of which have been incorporated into the recently passed National Food Security Act. ERS researchers show that food aid consumption in the State increased in response to these reforms, and that the increase in food aid helped improve food security in the State.

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