Would the People of Chhattisgarh Prefer Cash Transfers instead of Foodgrain?

The overwhelming and consistent preference for grain over cash is striking, especially since this preference was expressed by both men and women, irrespective of class, age, or community. It is useful to examine reasons for this sharp preference for grain over cash against the background of national debates about cash transfers. 



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Acknowledgement: This paper is a product of research consortium Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA), and is funded by UK aid from the United Kingdom government. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK government's official policies.

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