Cash for Food - A Misplaced Idea (Dipa Sinha, Economic and Political Weekly, 18 April 2015)

Cash vs kind (Rohini Somanathan and Anders Kjelsrud, The Indian Express, 14 March 2015)

Ending the Above Poverty-Line Scam, (Jean Drèze and Reetika Khera, Live Mint, 2 March 2015)

ज़रूरतमंदों तक कैसे पहुंचे अनाज (रीतिका खेड़ा, अमर उजाला, 24 फ़रवरी 2015)

Reforming the Food Corporation of India (Himanshu, Live Mint, 18 February 2015)

Understanding Leakages in the Public Distribution System (Jean Drèze and Reetika Khera, EPW, 14 February 2015)

Why Chhattisgarh ration shops are turning away people without bank accounts (Supriya Sharma, Scroll, 24 January 2015)

Centre in no hurry to cut PDS cover for poor (Gargi Parsai, The Hindu, 19 February 2015)

Assessing Bihar's Coupon-Based PDS (Chetan Choithani and Bill Pritchard, Economic and Political Weekly, 17 January 2015)

Center revises buffer norms for food grains (Gargi Parsai, The Hindu, 17 January 2015)

Food Ministry moots proposal to redistribute subsidy burden (Sanjeeb Mukherjee, Business Standard, 8 January, 2015)


Food Subsidy (Bhupat M Desai, Errol D'Souza and N V Namboodiri, Economic and Political Weekly, 27 December 2014) 

An Improved PDS in a 'Reviving State' (Mihika Chatterjee, Economic and Political Weekly, 8 November 2014)

Poor start for govt plan to sell wheat in the open market (Sandip Das, Financial Express, 8 October 2014)

End to end solutions for food supply (Charan Singh, Padmakumar Nair, Shamil M Business Line, 8 october 2014)

Chhattisgarh’s food ATMs: Portable benefits minus biometrics (Payoj Jain, Rhythm Gupta and Yasoob Haider, 15 September 2014)

Food security with free rotis (Mumbai Mirror, Ajit Ranade, 15 March 2014)

Robbing India's poorest: Study finds HALF the foodgrain meant for PDS is 'diverted' through errors or corruption (Mail Online India, Neetu Chandra, 2 March 2014)

Govt spends Rs 3.65 to deliver Re 1-worth food; 57% of subsidized food doesn't reach beneficiaries (The Times of India, Mahendra Kumar Singh, 27 February 2014)

India States Fail to Utilize Foodgrain Allocations Under PDS (Oryza, 26 February 2014)

One-third of grains in PDS being siphoned, says IEO (Hindustan Times, 26 February 2014)Foodgrain godowns of 203.76 lakh MT to be constructed in 19 states (Press Information Bureau, 21 Feb 2014)

More than 411.38 lakh Foodgrains with Central Pool (Press Information Bureau, 18 Feb 2014)

FCI to Increase Inter-Regional Movement of Foodgrains (Press Information Bureau, 18 Feb 2014)

Intermediate Storage for Storing Three Months Requirement of Foodgrains (Press Information Bureau, 18 Feb 2014)

There seems to be at least 40% leakage in our targeted PDS system: Ajay Chhibber (Business Standard, 3 Feb 2014)

PDS: Much to be hopeful about (Sandesh Lokhande, 1 Feb 2014

Kanika Datta: Resuming the race to zero (Business Standard, 29 Jan 2014)

4G Identity Solutions Wins PDS Automation Contract from Government of Bihar (Money Life, 28 Jan 2014)

FCI godowns to have digital weighing machines (The Times of India, 27 Jan 2014)

Pulses imports may fall to 3.2 mt in 2013-14 (Business Standard, 9 January 2014)

Centre may pick up half the cost of transportation of targeted PDS grain (The Hindu, 3 January 2014)

CCEA nod for additional foodgrains to States (The Hindu, 3 January 2014)


The Ration Card Route (Lola Nayar, Outlook India, 30 December 2013)

FCI seeks govt nod to raise Rs 8,000 crore through bonds (Economics Times, 22 December 2013)

Ministers’ panel to review foodgrain buffer norms (Hindu Business Line, 20 December 2013)

Food Security: Centre allocates foodgrains to four states so far (The Economic Times, 17 December, 2013)

It's time for a more imaginative approach to tackling hunger (Sanjeev Aga, Daily Mail, 27 December, 2013)

Foodgrains for BPL population at highly subsidised prices (Press Information Bureau, 13 December 2013)

अनाज वितरण खर्च में केंद्र दे सकता है राज्यों को राहत (R S Rana, Dainik Bhashkar, 11 December 2013)

In-Kind Food Transfers - II (Himanshu, Abhijit Sen Economic and Political Weekly 23 November 2013)

In-Kind Food Transfers - I (Himanshu, Abhijit Sen Economic and Political Weekly 16 November 2013)

Rural Poverty and the Public Distribution System (Jean Dreze and Reetika Khera Economic and Political Weekly 16 November 2013)

Case for food security: Effective PDS implementation by states has helped pull millions out of poverty (Avinash Celestine, Economic Times 10 November 2013)

Digitization seen reducing food theft in India's PDS system (Kartikay Mehrotra, Mint, 6 November 2013)

Five kg rice packets through PDS soon: KV Thomas (The Hindu 2 November 2013)

Government to offer customized food bags under food security act (Business Standard 1 November 2013)

Truth vs Hype: The Hunger Project (NDTV, 1 June 2013)

Food security: How the states feed India (Hardeep S Puri, The Indian Express, 13 June 2013)

Public Deprived System (Jitendra, Down To Earth, 31 May 2013)

Lessons from the East Godavari pilot (Reetika Khera, The Hindu, 11 April 2013)


Transforming State-Citizen Relations in Food Security Schemes: The Computerized Ration Card Management System in Kerala (Silvia Masiero, CDS Working paper 451, December 2012)

Beating the PDS bureaucracy (The Hindu Business Line, 23 Dec 2012)

Starved of ideas: Expanding the leaky public distribution system won't deliver food security (Arvind Panagariya, The Times of India, 19 October 2012)

Dumping of around 1200 quintal of damaged rice in Railway Yard of Jagatpur area under Cuttack district, Odisha Fact-finding Report by Right to Food Campaign, Odisha (12 August 2012)

Inside story (Information received by use of RTI by RTFC, Odisha, 7 October 2012)

Will food coupons work? (Devendra Sharma, Deccan Herald, June 2012)

Reforming the Public Distribution System: Lessons from Chhattisgarh (Raghav Puri, Economic and Political Weekly, Volume 47, Issue 5, 4 February 2012)


PDS in peril (R Ramakumar, Frontline, Volume 28, Issue 24, 19 November - 2 December 2011)

Revival of the Public Distribution System: Evidence and Explanations (Reetika Khera, Economic and Political Weekly, Volume 46 Issue 44, 5 November 2011)

Universal PDS, a distant dream (Kathyayini Chamaraj, Deccan Herald, 4 November 2011)

Madhya Pradesh's high-tech solution for PDS (Latha Jishnu, Jyotika Sood, Down to Earth, 15 September 2011)

The PDS is not failing or ailing (Ria Singh Sawhney, The Tribune, 7 September 2011)

A case for uniform and universal system (Swathi Meenakshi, The Tribune, 7 September 2011)

The PDS in Rural Orissa: Against the Grain? (Ankita Aggarwal, Economic and Political Weekly, Volume 46, No. 36, 3-9 September 2011)

No substitute for PDS (Kuber Nag, The Hindu, 3 September 2011)

The PDS learning curve (Jijo Jose, Down to Earth, 18 August 2011)

A revived PDS is visible now (Himanshu, Livemint, 16 August 2011)

Revamping PDS: a tale of two States (Mahim Pratap Singh, The Hindu, 12 August 2011)

PDS leakages: the plot thickens (Jean Dreze, Reetika Khera, The Hindu, 12 August 2011)

PDS often means Private (Re)Distribution Scheme! (Pushpa Achanta, 22 June 2011)

PDS: Signs of revival (Reetika Khera, The Hindu, 12 June 2011)

A ration(ed) card? (Pushpa Achanta, 24 May 2011)

PDS Forever? (Ashok Kotwal, Milind Murugkar, Bharat Ramaswami, Economic and Political Weekly, 21 May 2011, Volume 46 Issue 21)

Trends in Diversion of Grain from the Public Distribution System (Reetika Khera, Economic and Political Weekly, 21 May 2011, Volume 46 Issue 21)

Counting Poorly (Anuradha Raman, Outlook, 30 May 2011)

Govt must fix grain leak, cash won't keep the pots boiling (Biraj Patnaik, Times of India, 25 March 2011)

Not Smart Enough (Swati Narayan, The Hindu - Magazine, 27 February 2011)

Wrong Approach to Food Security (Sharad Joshi, Business Line, 23 January 2011)


Devil's in the delivery: Why cash, stamps for food will never work (Biraj Patnaik, The Times of India, 26 November, 2010)

Chhattisgarh shows the way (Jean Drèze and Reetika Khera, The Hindu, 14 November 2010)

Food Security Sans PDS: Universalization Through Targeting? (Smita Gupta, Pragoti, 31 October 2010)

Distribute, procure, store, sow (M.S. Swaminathan, Hindu, 14 September 2010)

The Wrongs About The Right To Food (Ananya Mukherjee Reed, Outlook, 8 September 2010)

Not a grain of truth (Samar Harlankar, Hindustan Times, 8 September 2010)

Haggling over Hunger Index

Behind the success story of universal PDS in Tamil Nadu (S. Vydhianathan and R. K. Radhakrishnan, The Hindu, 10 August 2010)

Never enough on the plate (Hindustan Times, 29 July 2010)

Toads for breakfast (Biraj Patnaik, Hindustan Times, 27 July 2010)

Food insecurities (R. Ramakumar, Frontline, 17-30 July 2010)

The task of making the PDS work (Jean Drèze, The Hindu, 8 July 2010)

Chhattisgarh's food for thought (Biraj Patnaik, Live Mint, 21 April 2010)


Report Of The Consultation Held On Public Distribution System (PDS): Chennai (July 2007)

50% of small farm households have no ration cards: NSSO survey (InfoChange News and Features, July 2007)

Corruption rendering PDS ineffective (Commodity Online,, June 12, 2007)

India: widespread corruption in the Public Food Distribution System causing starvation deaths (Asian Legal Resource Centre, Asian Human Rights Commission, 31 May 2007)

National policy for farmers aims at boosting wheat, pulses production (InfoChange NewsScan, 18 May 2007)


Ration-Cards for Marginalized Families: a field study in Karnataka (James Abraham, 2006)

Ends and Means (Hanumantha Rao, 2006)

The PDS and eroding food security (Brinda Karat, Hindu, 6 June 2006)

Poverty and Hunger in India: What is needed to eliminate them? (Arvind Virmani, Planning Commission Working Paper #1/2006-PC, February 2006)

Ration-Cards for Marginalized Families: a field study in Karnataka (John Abraham, 2006)


It is time for kumbhakarna to wake up (Utsa Pattnaik, 2005)

Theorising food security and poverty in the era of economic reforms (Utsa Pattnaik, 2005)

Whose Right to Food: Caste Discrimination and Food Security Programs (Sukhadeo Thorat and Joel Lee, October 2005)

Grounding the State: Devolution and Development in India's Panchayats (Craig Johnson, Priya Deshingar, Daniel Start, Journal of Development Studies, 41:6, August 2005)

Performance Evaluation of Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) (Planning Commission, Government of India, March 2005)

Unfolding Public Distribution System in Madhya Pradesh (Sachin Jain, 2005) 

The Game of Targeted Public Distribution System in the Life of Tribal Communities of Madhya Pradesh (Sachin Jain, 2005) 


Food Security and Nutrition: Vision 2020 (R. Radhakrishna and K. Venkata Reddy, Background paper prepared for the Planning Commission, 2004)

Policy Change and Food Assurance: About Rice on Credit and NGO-Government Partnerships in Andhra Pradesh (Jos Mooij and K. S. Gopal, GAPS Series Working Paper 2, Centre for Economics and Social Studies, August 2004)

State of India's Public Services: Benchmarks for the States (Samuel Paul, Suresh Balakrishnan, K. Gopakumar, Sita Sekhar, M. Vivekananda, Economic and Political Weekly, 28 February 2004)

Undermining a fine system? (M. Suchitra, Indiatogether, January 2004)


The Public Distribution System in India: Counting the poor from making the poor count (Ahmed Tritah, GREMAQ, Universite des Sciences Sociales, 7 July 2003)

Non-distribution of Antyodaya cards in UP, a case study by AIDWA (Subashini Ali, 2003) 


Public Distribution System and Food Security in Orissa: A case study of Kalahandi District (Bhabani Shankar Nayak, M. Phil dissertation, Department of Political Science, School of Social Sciences, University of Hyderabad, December 2002)

Efficiency and Equity of Food Market Interventions (Bharat Ramaswami, Economic and Political Weekly, 23 March 2002)

Civil Society Engagement and India's Public Distribution System: Lessons from the Rationing Kruti Samiti in Mumbai (Rob Jenkins and Anne-Marie Goetz, Prepared for the World Development Report 2004 Workshop, 2002)

Excess Food Stocks, PDS and Procurement Policy (Arvind Virmani and P. V. Rajeev, Planning Commission, Working Paper #5/2002-PC, May 2002)


Taking stock of stocks (Jairam Ramesh, India Today Magazine, September 2001)

A further attack on the PDS (Madhura Swaminathan, Frontline 18:2, February 2001)


India's Public Distribution System: A National and International Perspective (R. Radhakrishna, K. Subbarao, S. Indrakant and C.Ravi, World Bank Discussion Paper 380, November 1997)


Evaluation Report on Revamped Public Distribution System (Planning Commission, Programme Evaluation Organisation, Planning Commission, 1995)


Indian experience on household food and nutrition security (N. P. Nawani, Report of FAO regional expert consultation, 8-11 August 1994)