An apple a day may not keep the doctor away—the importance of dietary diversity
Based on a study conducted by MSC in August, 2019 to assess the nutritional gaps in PDS households, this blog highlights the importance of incorporating local and diverse food items into the beneficiaries’ diet
A study to assess the nutritional gaps in Public Distribution System (PDS) beneficiary households
MSC’s report examines the PDS food basket and the dietary intake of beneficiary households. We also suggest ways to increase the nutritional efficiency of various government programs to improve the overall nutritional outcome.
What it takes to feed two-thirds of India’s population
This blog highlights the complexity of the public distribution system and discusses the major operational challenges faced with respect to the back end supply chain for in-kind benefits. It also highlights the digitization efforts so far, reasons for gaps in implementation and what the focus should be for a choice-based model, which we believe is the future of food subsidy delivery.