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Food Security Bill Experts call for revamped PDS

Sep 08, 2013    

New Delhi Proper selection of beneficiariesby the states and a reformed mechanism of public distributionneeds to be put in place if the ambitious food security billhas to achieve its target of mitigating hunger from thecountry, experts said.While N C Saxena, sitting member of National AdvisoryCouncil which had been instrumental in drafting of the bill,banked on schemes like Aadhar in plugging the PDS loopholes,former member Harsh Mander called for focusing on exclusion ofthe ineligible first, rather than selecting the eligible.Saxena underscored the need for reforming the PDSmechanism and said...

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