The paper presents a case for a phased rolling out of direct benefits transfer (DBT) for Food in India.

Government of India (GoI) began to roll-out Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT) in lieu of food rations provided through the Public Distribution System (PDS) in three Union Territories (UTs), i.e. Chandigarh (CDG), Puducherry (PDY), and Dadra and Nagar Haveli (DNH), in September 2015.

WFP is currently supporting the state of Odisha to transform its Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS). This is one of the Indian Government's most important instruments of policy aimed at food security, inclusive growth and public satisfaction.

The farmers are in trouble because the glut means that the value of the crop has gone down

UPLI NAGNI, TEHRI-GARHWAL: The words 'seed capital' take on a whole new meaning in the hills of Uttarakhand.

As many as 65 per cent of beneficiaries across the three union territories like Chandigarh, Dadra Nagar Haveli and Puducherry now prefer direct benefit transfer (DBT) over public distribution system (PDS), according to a new report.

The Telangana Social Development Report 2017(TSDR) presents a statistical profile of the social sector in the state of Telangana, drawing on data from various rounds of NSSO supplemented by Census data, for the districts comprising the state prior to district re-organisation in 2016.

Launching a major move to liberalise agricultural markets in the country, the Centre circulated among the states a draft model law seeking to break the monopoly of traditional APMC mandis and allowing states to set up a unified platform and also private players to set up individual market yards.

This study analyzes the long-term impact of India’s Food Security Act on its domestic rice market and the international market for rice.

In India, peri-urban areas are too often neglected. Many people live in poverty and face increasing marginalisation and food insecurity. Yet peri-urban agriculture could be a major contributor to poverty alleviation and food security.

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