Astha Kapoor is an independent public policy consultant who specializes in the delivery of government welfare services.
Cash Coupons – A Viable Alternative?
This India Focus Note explores the cash coupon system, which aims to addresses the existing problems in the Public Distribution System (PDS) in India, which are leakages, quality, and convenience.
Understanding Karnataka’s Food Coupon System
The Department of Food and Civil Supplies, Karnataka began reforming public distribution by rolling-out Food Coupons in Bangalore. While it was a well-meaning and thought-out idea it resulted in much heartburn among beneficiaries.