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Some Aspects of Public Distribution of Foodgrains in India

Foodgrains in India P S George Public distribution of foodgrains in India has resulted in some redistribution of income. Since the small farmers were left out from the levy obligations, whatever this categorys marketed surplus, it could get the benefit of a higher open market price. Because of the subsidy element, the food deficit areas have received an indirect income transfer from the Central government. Further, consumers depending on open market purchases (very often the quality conscious higher income groups), have contributed partially towards the ration income of consumers who purchase foodgrains from the fair price shops.

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