PDS: a story of changing states
Plugging leakages in the public distribution system requires nothing more than simple technical fixes
The National Food Security Bill (NFSB) has been finally tabled in the Lok Sabha. While the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) sees it as a game changer for its electoral fortunes, there is valid scepticism on the ability of the government to deliver on its promises. There are loose ends to be tied up such as restructuring of the public distribution system (PDS), identification of those for whom the law is meant; and putting appropriate regulatory and other measures for the smooth functioning of the system.