Replacing food with cash5 min read 20 Oct 2015, 09:49 PM IST
The current government is ideologically opposed to large public spending for social welfare
One ‘reform’ in India’s social welfare architecture to which the current government is deeply committed is to substitute subsidised wheat and rice supplied through the public distribution system (PDS) with direct cash transfers into bank accounts of targeted households. Without due publicity and transparency, the central government gazetted the Cash Transfer of Food Subsidy Rules on 21 August 2015.
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