- GS-3: Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping
- GS-3: Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment.
Context: Centre decided to provide 5 kg of free foodgrains per month for the 81 crore beneficiaries of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) during 2023, rather than charging them a subsidised amount of ₹3 a kg of rice, ₹2 a kg of wheat and ₹1 a kg of coarse cereal as is currently done.
- This will soften the blow of the termination of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY).
Main Practice Question: With income levels increased since liberation period, do you think that government should continue to provide highly subsidised food grains through its public distribution? Discuss.
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