ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Debunking the Call for Women s Slavery

seeking to enhance the quantities to be released through the PDS. Thirdly, the public distribution system is responsive and effective only in those locations which are dominated by urban middle classes. Fourthly, the administrative difficulties regarding expansion of FPS network in rural areas are significant and nothing except frequent lip service will be offered to remedy them and finally, there always will be a very sizeable incentive, equivalent to about Rs 90 crore (for 8 lakh/MT annum at Rs 12 per kg) per month, for diversion of PDS oils to private trade.

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