Poverty, Public Distribution System and Food Security in India: A Household Level Analysis

23 Pages Posted: 2 May 2011

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Nirankar Srivastav

North-Eastern Hill University

Amaresh Dubey

North Eastern Hill University

Date Written: March 28, 2011

Abstract

This paper attempts to estimate the impact of PDS on poverty and calorie deficiency. First we have undertaken an analysis of the households that have access to the PDS, what they purchase, and what are their rupee savings due to their access to the PDS. Next we estimate its impact on poverty levels (as is conventionally defined) due to the existence of the PDS. An understanding of the expenditure component facilitates the later sections that discuss calorie deficiency and impact of the PDS.

Keywords: Poverty, Public DistributionSystem, Food Security, Calorie deficiency India

JEL Classification: I32, I38

Suggested Citation

Srivastav, Nirankar and Dubey, Amaresh, Poverty, Public Distribution System and Food Security in India: A Household Level Analysis (March 28, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1825053 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1825053

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North-Eastern Hill University ( email )

Shillong, Meghalaya 703014
India
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Amaresh Dubey

North Eastern Hill University ( email )

Shillong
Meghalaya
India

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