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

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Food Security for Interstate Migrants

This article uses a newly compiled transaction-level data set on 2 million-plus ration purchases made by interstate migrants to study the One Nation, One Ration Card scheme. The analysis suggests that despite gaining momentum, the initiative may still have some distance to cover. Interstate transactions remain small compared to intra-state sales. Success in implementing and benefiting from the scheme is highly skewed.

Examining the Effectiveness of the ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ Scheme

This article studies the “One Nation, One Ration Card” scheme highlighting its ground-level ineffectiveness among the migrant workers. The possible reasons responsible for the ineffectiveness of the scheme are discussed with a special focus on the soft factors, that is, the mindset of the targeted group. It also details some recommendation measures that policymakers should adopt to improve last-mile delivery and make this scheme more effective.

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