The Curious Case of Rising Hunger Despite Excess Grain Stocks
The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, which was started during the 2020 lockdown to provide 5kg excess grain to ration card holders, may soon be revoked by the government. At a time when the Supreme Court has asked the centre to expand the coverage of public distribution schemes and to find more ways to feed the poor, this move seems rather counterproductive. In this interview for NewsClick, senior journalist Aunindyo Chakravarty talks to development economist Reetika Khera about the impact of such a move and the limitations of the existing Public Distribution System.
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