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

RanchiSubscribe to Ranchi

Troubles with Cash Food Subsidy

A pilot project of cash food subsidy to replace the public distribution system in Nagri block of Ranchi district in Jharkhand is analysed to highlight the problems experienced by Jharkhand in implementation of cash food subsidy through the direct benefit transfer system in the PDS. Further, the limitations of cash transfer as a means to replace the PDS are highlighted as also the infrastructural and institutional constraints to impose digitalisation in rural Indian conditions.

Massacres of Adivasis

Adivasis of Jharkhand's Ranchi district have for long been agitating against the Koel-Karo hydel power project, that threatens to displace most inhabitants - mainly the tribal groups, from the region. The recent unprecedented police firing on a group of peaceful protestors; followed by the state government and the police's nonchalance and the largely, one-sided press reports have not deterred them in its resolve to continue its struggle, firmly espousing the path of peace and democracy.
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