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

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Fact and Fancy THE public distribution system for foodgrains and a few other essential consumption articles has figured prominently in the public pronouncements of the prime minister, no doubt in an attempt to foster the impression that in all the hard- headed pursuit of market-dictated economic efficiency under the supervision of the IMF social welfare concerns are not being jettisoned altogether. In his independence day address Narasimha Rao had announced that the PDS would be extended to 1,500 blocks in remote areas on a priority basis. And last week he inaugurated the meeting of the advisory council on the PDS with a rather lengthy address and told the assembled chief ministers

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