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.
The Public Distribution System and Food Fortification: A missed opportunity?
The blog examines the role of food fortification as a measure against the prevalence of malnutrition in India. Further, it highlights the potential of providing fortified food grains through the Public Distribution System to provide micro nutrients to over 800 million beneficiaries.
Experimenting with cash transfers in food subsidies – Lessons from the pilot in Nagri
This case study discusses a unique experiment of distributing food subsidy in the Nagri block of Ranchi district. The document discusses the learnings and insights from the pilot that governments can use to inform future experimentation in food subsidy delivery.
Digital Governance: Is Krishna a Glimpse of the Future?
The state of Andhra Pradesh is recognized as a leader in using technology to improve the delivery of public services, programs and subsidies. Many of its innovations were piloted in Krishna District, which has been visited by development agencies and delegations from many countries.
Digital governance: Is Krishna a glimpse of the future?
Earlier this year we undertook a field study of Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh (AP), together with collaborators from Centre for Global Development, to understand the experience and perceptions around digital governance reforms.