India's food subsidies plan needs to improve coverage, plug leakages

A crucial safety net, the food subsidy is used to protect farmers against low market prices and provide consumers with affordable food grains through the public distribution system (PDS)

Food subsidy, ration shops, Public distribution system, PDS, food grains, poor, poverty, welfare schemes

Food subsidy, ration shops

The Centre has allocated about 5.2% of its total budget for 2022-23 to the country's food subsidy programme. A crucial safety net, the food subsidy is used to protect farmers

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First Published: Mar 6 2022 | 8:56 AM IST

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